Applied Microeconomics

Applied microeconomics is an umbrella term that includes labor, urban, education, industrial organization, public, health, and environmental economics. The applied microeconomists on Brown's economics faculty have a myriad of research interests which they take out into the field in order to examine interesting questions of individual behavior and societal outcomes.

Featured faculty research:

Anna Aizer
“Juvenile Incarceration, Human Capital and Future Crime: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Judges” with Joseph Doyle. NBER WP# 19102, forthcoming at Quarterly Journal of Economics.

“Juvenile Incarceration, Human Capital and Future Crime: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Judges” with Joseph Doyle. NBER WP# 19102, forthcoming at Quarterly Journal of Economics.

“The Long Term Impact of Cash Transfers to Poor Families” with Shari Eli, Joe Ferrie, and Adriana Lleras-Muney. NBER WP # 20103, revise and Resubmit at American Economic Review.

Matthew A. Turner
“Roads, Railroads and Decentralization of Chinese Cities” with Loren Brandt and Qinghua Zhang. Working Paper, 2014.

Andrew Foster
“Racial Segregation and the Quality of Care: Disparity in US Nursing Homes” with M. Rahman. Journal of Health Economics, forthcoming.

 “Effect of Hospital-SNF Referral Linkages on Rehospitalization” with M. Rahman, D.C. Grabowski, J.S. Zinn, and V. Mor. Health Services Research, 48 6(1):1898-1919.

Justine Hastings
“Advertising and Competition in Privatized Social Security: The Case of Mexico” with Ali Hortaçsu and Chad Syverson. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 18881. March (2013). Revise and resubmit. Econometrica.

“Are Some Degrees Worth More Than Others? Evidence from College Admission Cutoffs in Chile” with Christopher Neilson and Seth Zimmerman. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper. July (2013). Updated September 2014.

Brian Knight
“Sequential or Simultaneous Elections? An Empirical Welfare Analysis” with Patrick Hummell), NBER working paper 18076, 2012, forthcoming at the International Economic Review.

“On the Selection of Arbitrators” with Geoffroy de Clippell and Kfir Eliaz. November 2014, American Economic Review 104(11): 3434-58.