Michael Lovenheim


Michael Lovenheim

Associate Professor, and Director of Graduate Studies
102, Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: 607-255-0705 Fax: 607-255-4071
Email: mfl55@cornell.edu
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Curriculum Vitae
Biographical Statement:

Michael Lovenheim is an Associate Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management. His research is in public finance and labor economics, particularly focusing on the economics of education and issues in local taxation and regulation. His recent papers consider the role of housing wealth in the college enrollment decision, the effect of teacher incentive pay on student achievement, the effect of early retirement incentives for teachers on academic outcomes, the returns to higher education quality and to different majors, and the impact of product and nutrient specific taxes on consumer purchasing behavior and nutrition. Lovenheim received his PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan in 2007 and joined PAM in 2009 after two years as a Searle Freedom Trust Post-doctoral Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.


Ph.D., Economics, University of Michigan (2007)
M.A., Economics, University of Michigan (2005)
B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Economics, Amherst College (2000)

Courses Taught:

PAM 3100 - Multiple Regression Analysis
PAM 3550 - Economics of Education
PAM 6471/ILR7471 - Economics of Education II
PAM 6970 - Empirical Public Finance and Taxation

Administrative Responsibilities:

Director of Graduate Studies, Field of Policy Analysis and Management

Selected Publications:


The information on this bio page is taken from the CHE Annual Report.