Owen Thompson

Department of Economics
University ofWisconsin, Milwaukee
Bolton Hall 878
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 229-4429
thompsoo@uwm.edu

Curriculum Vitae


Welcome. I am an assistant professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee .

My primary research areas are health economics, labor economics, and the economics of education. I am particularly interested in intergenerational mobility, racial disparities in health and labor market outcomes, and how early childhood experiences contribute to subsequent socioeconomic well being.

A CV is posted above, and below are copies of my articles and working papers.

 

 

 

Publications

 

Genetic Mechanisms in the Intergenerational Transmission of Health (2014). Journal of Health Economics. 35(3), 132-146.

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Economic Background and Educational Attainment: The Role of Gene-Environment Interactions (2014). Journal of Human Resources. 49(2), 263-294.

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Racial Disparities in the Cognition-Health Relationship (2011). Journal of Health Economics. 30(2), 328-339.

 

The Estimated Cost Impact of Privatizing Student Transportation in Minnesota School Districts (2011). Public Choice. 146(3-4), 319-339.

 

 

Working Papers

 

Discrimination and Racial Differences in Parenting: Evidence from the Civil Rights Movement

 

Nurse Unions and Patient Outcomes (Arindrajit Dube and Ethan Kaplan)

 

Drug Policy and Intergenerational Mobility in the United States

 

Works in Progress

 

Educational Mobility in Three Generations of American Women (with Sarah Kroeger)

 

Gene-Environment Interaction in the Intergenerational Transmission of Health: The Case of Asthma

 

Access to Medical Care and the Intergenerational Transmission of Asthma: Evidence from Medicaid and CHIP Expansions