- Ph.D. Princeton University 1995
- J.D. Cornell Law School 1986
- B.A. Denison University 1983
ECON 774 - Winter 2013
Research Interests: Public Economics, Law and Economics, Economics of Education, Economics of Charities
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Selected Sample of Recent Research Papers
“Charitable Giving,” with James Andreoni, chapter for the Handbook of Public Economics, Alan Auerbach, Raj Chetty, Martin Feldstein, and Emmanuel Saez, editors, (anticipated publication date 2013)
"Changing Landscapes for Charities in Canada: Where Should We Go?" October 2012, School of Public Policy Research Report, University of Calgary (anticipated publication date: November/December 2012)
“Implementation of Anti-Discrimination Policy: Does Judicial Selection Matter?” with Timothy Besley, American Law and Economic Review, October 2012 (accepted)
“Persistence and Academic Success in University,” with Martin Dooley and Les Robb, Canadian Public Policy 38(3): 315-337, September 2012
“The Impact of Cost on the Choice of University,” with Martin Dooley and Les Robb, Canadian Journal of Economics 45(2):755-783, May 2012
“Understanding the Gender Gap in University Participation: An Exploration of the Application Behaviour of Ontario High School Students,” with David Card and Cristina Sechel, research report published by Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, August 2011
"Is Crowding Out Due Entirely to Fundraising? Evidence from a Panel of Charities," with James Andreoni, Journal of Public Economics, 95(5-6): 334-343, June 2011.
“Understanding the Determinants of Persistence and Academic Success in University: An Exploration of Data from Four Ontario Universities,” with Martin Dooley and Leslie Robb, research report published by Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, June 2011
"School Competition and Efficiency with Publicly-Funded Catholic Schools," with David Card and Martin Dooley, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2(4), October 2010 (see also NBER working paper #14176)
"The Effects of School Board Consolidation and Financing on Student Performance," with Steve Chan and Jack Leach, Economics of Education Review, 29(6):1034-1046, December 2010
"Government Oversight of Organizations Engaged in Multiple Activities: Do Centralized Performance Schemes Encourage Quantity or Quality?" with Joanne Roberts, Review of Economics and Statistics, February 2010.
"Competition and Student Performance," In Economics of Education, Editors Brewer, D.J. and McEwen P.J., Amsterdam: Elsevier AND International Encyclopedia of Education, Baker, D., McGaw, B. & Peterson, P., editors, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2010
E-Brief on Charitable Donations, C.D. Howe institute, December 2009.
"University Participation and Income Differences: An Analysis of Applications by Ontario Secondary School Students," with Martin Dooley and Les Robb, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, September 2009.
"Does Government Funding Change Behavior? An Empirical Analysis of Crowd Out," NBER Tax Policy and the Economy, 2009.
"An Open and Shut Case: Catholic and Public School Choices in Ontario," with Martin Dooley and David Card, C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, October 2008.
"Government Grants to Private Charities: Do They Crowd-Out Giving or Fund-raising?" with James Andreoni, American Economic Review, 2003.
"School Finance Reform, the Distribution of School Spending, and the Distribution of SAT Scores," with David Card, Journal of Public Economics, 2002.
“Crowding-out Charitable Contributions in Canada: New Knowledge from the North,” with James Andreoni, November 2012, in submission
“Diversity and Donations: The Effect of Religious and Ethnic Diversity on Charitable Giving,” with James Andreoni, Justin Smith, and David Karp, October 2012, in submission
“The Impact of Scholarships and Bursaries on Persistence and Academic Success in University,” October 2012, with Martin Dooley and Leslie Robb, research report, under review
Recent Research Grants
SSHRC, Standard Research Grant, 2010-12, "Empirical Issues in Public Economics: Education and Charities," principal investigator
SSHRC, International Opportunities Fund, 2010-2011, "Understanding Giving in Canada and the United Kingdom," principal investigator
Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, 2010-2012, "Exploring Accessibility and Persistence in Postsecondary Education Among Ontario Students Using Linked Administrative Data Sets," principal investigator
SSHRC, Research Development Initiative, 2010-2012, collaborator