Jonathan Meer

Texas A&M University, USA

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Texas A&M University (2014–)

Research interest

Charitable giving and the economics of education

Past positions

Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution (Fall 2015); Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research (2015–); Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University (2009–2014)


PhD Economics, Stanford University, 2009

Selected publications

  • “Does fundraising create new giving?” Journal of Public Economics (Forthcoming).

  • “The impact of teacher-student gender matches: Random assignment evidence from South Korea.” Journal of Human Resources (Forthcoming) (with J. Lim).

  • “A field experiment on directed giving at a public university.” Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (Forthcoming) (with C. Eckel and D. Herberich).

  • “Effects of the minimum wage on employment dynamics.” Journal of Human Resources 51:2 (2016): 500–522 (with J. West).

  • “Brother, can you spare a dime: Peer pressure in charitable solicitation.” Journal of Public Economics 95:7–8 (2011): 926–941.