Oklahoma State University, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Oklahoma State University, USA
Regional and urban economics, labor economics, economics of education, public economics, health economics, applied econometrics
Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, 2011–2013; Assistant Professor, Auburn University at Montgomery, 2009–2011
PhD Economics, Georgia State University, 2009
“Estimating the returns to schooling using cohort-level maternal education as an instrument.” Economics Letters 126:1 (2015): 25–27.
“An anatomy of racial and ethnic trends in male earnings in the U.S.” Review of Income and Wealth 60:4 (2014): 930–947 (with B. Hirsch).
“Sinners or saints? Preachers’ kids and risky health behaviors.” Journal of Family and Economic Issues 35:4 (2014): 464–476 (with J. Delaney).
“STEM graduates, human capital externalities, and wages in the U.S.” Regional Science and Urban Economics 48:1 (2014): 190–198.
“Geographic differences in the earnings of economics majors.” Journal of Economic Education 45:3 (2014): 262–276 (with W. Xu).
Education benefits individuals, but the societal benefits are likely even greaterJohn V. Winters, March 2015Formal schooling increases earnings and provides other individual benefits. However, societal benefits of education may exceed individual benefits. Research finds that increased average education levels in an area are correlated with higher earnings, even for locals with relatively little education. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduates appear to have especially strong external effects, due to their role in stimulating innovation and economic growth. Several strategies to test for causality find human capital externalities do exist.MoreLess