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Curriculum Vitae

                                                                                                                                                     FEBRUARY 2011

PATRICK M. EMERSON

Department of Economics Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon 97331

Phone: (541) 737-1479

E-mail: patrick.emerson@oregonstate.edu

Web: www.oregonstate.edu/~emersonp

 

EMPLOYMENT

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Oregon State University.  2008 - present.

Director, Economics E-Campus Degree Program

Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Germany.  2007 – present.

Research Fellow, Center for Applied Microeconomic Research (C-Micro), São Paulo School of Economics, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil. 2010 – present.

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Oregon State University.  2006 - 2008.

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Colorado at Denver.  2000 – 2006. (Tenured 2006)

 

EDUCATION

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

Ph.D., Economics, May 2000; M.A., Economics, May 1998.

Dissertation: “Asymmetric Information, Discrimination and Strategic Behavior in Markets.” Committee: Kaushik Basu (Chair), Michael E. Conlin, Robert T. Masson.

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.

M.A., Public Policy and Administration, May 1994.

Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon.

B.A., Economics, June 1990.

Study Abroad: St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, and University of Mysore, India, 1988-1989.

 

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

“Is Child Labor Harmful?  The Impact of Starting to Work as a Child on Adult Earnings,” with André Portela

Souza.  Economic Development and Cultural Change, January 2011, Vol. 59, No. 2, pp. 345-385.

“Birth Order, Child Labor and School Attendance in Brazil,” with André Portela Souza.  World Development, September 2008, Vol. 36, No. 9, pp. 1647-1664.

“Child Labor, School Attendance and Intra-Household Gender Bias in Brazil,” with André Portela Souza.  The

World Bank Economic Review, 2007, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 301–316.

“Fiscal Policy, Expectation Traps and Child Labor,” with Shawn Knabb.  Economic Inquiry, July 2007, Vol. 45, No. 3, pp. 453-469.

“Corruption, Competition and Democracy.” Journal of Development Economics, October 2006, Vol. 81, No. 1, pp. 193-

212.

“Opportunity, Inequality and the Intergenerational Transmission of Child Labor,” with Shawn Knabb. Economica, August 2006, Vol. 73, No. 291, pp. 413-434.

“Discrimination in Hiring v. Retention and Promotion: An Empirical Analysis of Within Firm Treatment of

Workers in the NFL,” with Michael Conlin.  Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Spring 2006, Vol. 22, No.

1, pp. 115-136.

“Multi-Dimensional Separating Equilibria and Moral Hazard:  An Empirical Study of National Football League

Contract Negotiations,” with Michael Conlin. Review of Economics and Statistics, August 2003, Vol. 85, No. 3, pp.

760 - 765.

“Efficiency Pricing, Tenancy Rent Control and Monopolistic Landlords,” with Kaushik Basu. Economica, May 2003, Vol. 70, No. 278, pp. 223 – 232.

“Is There a Child Labor Trap?  Inter-Generational Persistence of Child Labor in Brazil,” with André Portela Souza.

Economic Development and Cultural Change, January 2003, Vol. 51, No. 2, pp. 375 - 398.

“Corruption and Industrial Dualism in Less Developed Countries.” Journal of International Trade and Economic

Development, March 2002, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 63 - 76.

“The Economics of Tenancy Rent Control,” with Kaushik Basu. The Economic Journal, October 2000, Vol. 110, No.

466, pp. 939 - 962. Reprinted in Kaushik Basu, Collected Papers in Theoretical Economics: Rationality, Games and

Strategic Behavior. (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2005).

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

 “The Inter-Generational Persistence of Child Labor,” with André Portela Souza. Child Labor and Education in Latin America: An Economic Perspective, P. Orazem, G. Sedlacek and Z. Tzannatos, eds.  New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.

“Economic Theory of Child Labor.” The World of Child Labor: An Historical and Regional Survey, Hugh D. Hindman, editor. New York: ME Sharpe, 2009.

“Rent Control.” International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition, William A. Darity, editor. New York:

Macmillan, 2007.

 

WORKING PAPERS

“Are Microloans Bad for Growth?,” with Bruce McGough.

“Does Child Work Hinder School Performance: Evidence from Brazilian Panel Data,” with André Portela Souza. “Learning About Education,” with Bruce McGough.

“Paying Now or Later: Human Capital Investment and the Solvency of Social Security,” with Shawn D. Knabb.

“Still Waiting for Mr. Right? Asymmetric Information, Abortion Laws and the Timing of Marriage,” with Simon W.

Bowmaker.  Under review: Economica.

“Environmental Regulation and Induced Innovation in the Presence of Policy Uncertainty,” with Shawn Knabb.

Revise & resubmit: Environmental and Resource Economics.

“Self-Fulfilling Expectations, Child Labor and Economic Development,” with Shawn Knabb. Revise & resubmit:

Economic Inquiry.

 

WORK IN PROGRESS

“Trade Liberalization and Child Labor in Brazil,” with William Hutchinson and André Portela Souza.

“Public Investment and Learning-by-Doing: A Theory of Cost Disease and Development ,” with Shawn Knabb. “Corruption and the Competitive Consequences of Trade.”

“Mortality, Morbidity and Economic Growth,” with Shawn Knabb.

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

University of Colorado at Denver, CLAS, Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2004 - 2005

Haralambos Simeonidis Award (ANPEC): “Best Article of the Year,” for “Is There a Child Labor Trap?” University of Colorado at Denver, Faculty Development Grant, 2003 – 2004 & 2005-2006

University of Colorado at Denver, CLAS, Award for Excellence in Research, 2002 - 2003

National Academies of Science/National Research Council Grant (project on adolescent labor), 2002

University of Colorado at Denver, Young Professor Fund Grants, 2001, 2002 (2) & 2004

Royal Economic Society, Young Economist Fund Grant, 2001

“Outstanding Teaching Assistant,” Cornell Economics Department, 1996-97 & 1998-99

Departmental Fellowship, Cornell University Economics Department, 1999

 

REFEREEING SERVICES Bulletin of Economic Research Economics of Education Review

Economic Development and Cultural Change

Economic Inquiry Economics & Politics European Economic Review

Industrial and Labor Relations Review

International Economic Review

International Journal of Industrial Organization

Japanese Economic Review

Journal of Development Economics Journal of Development Studies Journal of Economics

Journal of Economic Growth Journal of Economic Surveys Journal of Human Resources

Journal of International Trade and Economic Development

Journal of Population Economics Journal of Public Economics Journal of Sports Economics National Science Foundation

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics

Oxford Economic Papers

Review of Development Economics Scottish Journal of Political Economy Social Choice and Welfare

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

“Still Waiting for Mr. Right? Asymmetric Information, Abortion Laws and the Timing of Marriage” University of Oregon, 2009

“Is Child Labor Harmful?  The Impact of Starting to Work as a Child on Adult Earnings”

Ohio State University, 2006; University of Colorado at Boulder, 2006; California State Polytechnic University – San Luis Obispo, 2006; Cornell University, 2005; Indiana University, 2005; Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, 2004

“Opportunity, Inequality and the Intergenerational Persistence of Child Labor” Oregon State University, 2006

“Intergenerational Redistribution, Expectation Traps and Child Labor” Cornell University, 2002

“Birth Order, Child Labor and School Attendance in Brazil” Vanderbilt University, 2002

“Discrimination in Hiring v. Retention and Promotion: An Empirical Analysis of Within Firm Treatment of

Workers in the NFL”

University of Missouri, 2002; Vanderbilt University, 2002

“Is There a Child Labor Trap?  Inter-Generational Persistence of Child Labor in Brazil”

University of Washington, 2003; University of Oregon, 2003; Williams College, 2003; University of San

Francisco, 2003

“The Economics and Law of Tenancy Rent Control”

University of California – Davis, 2000; Simon Fraser University, 2000; Trinity University, 2000; St. Thomas University, 2000; Fordham University, 2000; University of Colorado at Denver, 2000; University of Vermont, 2000; Cornell University, 1999

 

PROFESSIONAL  CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“Are Microloans Bad for Growth?”

2010 EESP/INCT Education and Development Conference, São Paulo, Brazil

“Still Waiting for Mr. Right? Asymmetric Information, Abortion Laws and the Timing of Marriage”

2009 LACEA/LAMES, Buenos Aires, Argentina

“Expectations, Child Labor and Economic Development”

2008 LACEA/LAMES, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

“Corruption, Competition and Democracy”

2006 NEUDC, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

2005 Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association Meetings, Paris, France

2002 Western Economics Association International Conference, Seattle

“Is Child Labor Harmful?  The Impact of Starting to Work as a Child on Adult Earnings”

2007 IZA-World Bank Conference on Employment and Development

2007 American Economic Association Annual Conference, Chicago

2004 NEUDC, HEC Montréal, Canada

2004 Western Economics Association International Conference, Vancouver

“Opportunity, Inequality and the Intergenerational Transmission of Child Labor”

2004: “75 Years of Development Research" conference at Cornell University

“Intergenerational Redistribution, Expectation Traps and Child Labor”

2003 Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association Meetings, Puebla, Mexico

“Birth Order, Child Labor and School Attendance in Brazil”

2002 NEUDC, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts

2002 Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association Meetings, Madrid, Spain

“Child Labor, School Attendance and Intra-Household Gender Bias in Brazil”

2001 Western Economics Association International Conference, San Francisco

“Is There a Child Labor Trap?  Inter-Generational Persistence of Child Labor in Brazil”

2001 Royal Economic Society Conference, University of Durham, Durham, England

2000 NEUDC, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

“The Economics and Law of Tenancy Rent Control”

AREUEA Annual Conference at the 1999 Allied Social Science Association Meetings, New York

 

Graduate Development Trade and Growth

Industrial Organization

Game Theory

Economics for Public Policy

Microeconomic Theory

 

Undergraduate

Development Economics International Economics Intermediate Microeconomic Theory Industrial Organization

Managerial Economics Math for Economics Money and Banking

Principles of Microeconomics

Principles of Macroeconomics

Other

Mathematics for Graduate Economics Preparatory Course (Cornell Ph.D. Program)

 

UNIVERSITY SERVICE Department

Graduate Studies Committee Undergraduate Studies Committee Seminar Committee

Faculty Representative to the Economics Club

Promotion and Tenure Committee

College

Faculty Representative to the Masters in Public Policy Program

Academic Standards Committee (UCD) Research Award Committee (UCD) Teaching Award Committee (UCD)

University

Trade Field Committee for the Graduate Economics Program Admission Committee for the Graduate Economics Program Human Subjects Review Committee (UCD)

Research Award Committee (UCD) Teaching Award Committee (UCD)

 

AFFILIATIONS

American Economic Association; Royal Economic Society; Western Economic Association International; Latin

American and Caribbean Economic Association

 

TEACHING INTERESTS

Development, Industrial Organization, Game Theory, International, Urban, Labor, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Public, Political Economy, Environmental

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Development, Industrial Organization, Growth, International, Labor, Applied Microeconomics, Political Economy, Environmental, Urban Economics, Public Policy

 

PERSONAL

Nationality: US & UK citizen (dual national)         Languages: English, French, some Spanish and Portuguese