Sara LaLumia: Wins Tax Journal’s 2009 Musgrave Prize

Posted April 7:  Assistant Professor of Economics Sara LaLumia ( bio ) has been awarded the Richard Musgrave Prize for the outstanding paper published in the National Tax Journal during 2009.  Her paper, “The Earned Income Tax Credit and Reported Self-Employment Income,” was published in the June 2009 issue. Continue reading »

Lara Shore-Sheppard: Study of Access to Dental Care Funded

August 5, 2009  Lara Shore-Sheppard, associate professor of economics, and colleague from the University of Michigan have received a two-year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson’s Foundation in Health Care Financing and Organization funding initiave to study “The Effect of Public Insurance Coverage and Provider Reimbursement on Access to Dental… Continue reading »

Tara Watson: Research Looks at Income/Marriage

Low-income Americans are less likely to be married.  Recent research by Assistant Professor of Economics Tara Watson suggests that low-income people wait on marriage while striving for higher economic status, with that status determined by the peer group.  “Nevertheless, the analysis indicates that half of the marriage gap between high-… Continue reading »

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