Name Interests Projects

Matthew Freedman,
Economics Department

Matthew Freedman

Labor Economics, Urban Economics, Public Finance Other

Ian Schmutte,
University of Georgia

Ian Schmutte

Labor Economics, Microeconomic Theory, Applied Econometrics, Computer Science 12

Michael R. Strain,
American Enterprise Institute

Michael R. Strain

Current research studies the causes and correlates of transitory labor earnings variance, the earnings dynamics of teachers who switch to other occupations, and the relationship between the earnings dynamics of workers and the labor market power of their employing firm.  He also studies topics in the economics of education, predatory lending, and job loss. 5

Doug Webber

Doug Webber

Doug's main areas of interest are labor economics, applied econometrics, and the economics of education. His current research focuses on the use of linked employer-employee data in evaluating the degree and consequences of imperfect competition in the labor market. 7, 8