Michael Mathes

Associate Professor

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Accinno Hall 208E


Ph.D. - Economics Vanderbilt University

Brief Biography:

I received my Ph.D. in Health Economics from Vanderbilt University. I have a wide range of interests that I bring to my courses in Health Economics, Econometrics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, and Honors Microeconomics. I enjoy researching the use of economic policy tools to improve the health of groups and populations as well as labor market outcomes.

Selected Publications:

Bailey, J. Mathes, M. (2021) Continuous job lock: employer health insurance contributions and job tenure. .

Mathes, M. Carpenter, C. (2015) New Evidence on the Price Effects of Cigarette Tax Competition. Public Finance Review.

Selected Presentations:

Mathes, M. Southern Economic Association Fall Annual Conference, 2015. , New Orleans, LA - "Effects of Casinos on Alcohol Behaviors: Evidence from Native American Casino Openings" November, 2015

Mathes, M. Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management Fall Conference, 2014. , - "New Evidence on the Price Effects of Cigarette Tax Competition" , 2014

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