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.

 
Education:

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
PAM 3550
PAM 6471/ILR7471
PAM 6970 

 
Related Websites:

http://www.human.cornell.edu/pam/people/michael_lovenheim.cfm

 
Administrative Responsibilities:

Director of Graduate Studies, Field of Policy Analysis and Management

 
Selected Publications:

 

Book Authored

1. Economics of Education (With Sarah Turner). Accepted for publication by Worth Publishers. Expected publication date: February 2017.

 

Journal Article Refereed

1. “The Effect of Prices on Nutrition: Comparing the Impact of Product- and Nutrient-Specific Taxes”
(With Matthew Harding). Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Health Economics. Also Published as NBER Working Paper No. 19781.

2. "Playing with Fire: Cigarettes, Taxes and Competition from the Internet" American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (With Austan Goolsbee and Joel Slemrod).

3. "The Effect of Teachers Unions on Education Production: Evidence from Union Election Certifications in Three Midwestern States." Journal of Labor Economics 27(4): 525-587.

4. "The Fatal Toll of Driving to Drink: The Effect of Minimum Legal Drinking Age Evasion on Traffic Fatalities." Journal of Health Economics (With Joel Slemrod).

5. "Why Have College Completion Rates Declined? An Analysis of Changing Student Preparation and Collegiate Resources." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (With John Bound and Sarah Turner).

6. "The Fatal Toll of Driving to Drink: The Effect of Minimum Legal Drinking Age Evasion on Traffic Fatalities." Journal of Health Economics (With Joel Slemrod).

7. "Playing with Fire: Cigarettes, Taxes and Competition from the Internet" American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (With Austan Goolsbee and Joel Slemrod).

8. "The Effect of Liquid Housing Wealth on College Enrollment." Journal of Labor Economics 29(4): 741-777.

9. "Do Blue Laws Save Lives? The Effect of Sunday Alcohol Sales Bans on Fatal Vehicle Accidents." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (With Daniel Steefel) Fall 30(4): 798-822.

10. “Changes in Postsecondary Choices by Ability and Income: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth” (With C. Lockwood Reynolds) Journal of Human Capital Spring 5(1): 70-109.

11. “The Heterogeneous Geographic and Socioeconomic Incidence of Cigarette Taxes: Evidence from Nielsen Homescan Data” (with Matthew Harding and Ephraim Leibtag) American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

12. “The Fertility Response to Changes in Housing Wealth: Evidence from the Housing Boom and Bust” (with Kevin Mumford ) Review of Economics and Statistics

13. "Increasing Time to Baccalaureate Degree in the United States" (With John Bound and Sarah E. Turner). Requested Revisions Submitted to Education Finance and Policy.

14. "The Effect of Housing Wealth on College Choice: Evidence from the Housing Boom" (With C. Lockwood Reynolds). Requested Revisions Submitted to Journal of Human Resources.

15. "Heterogeneous Paths Through College: Detailed Patterns and Relationships with Graduation and Earnings" (With Rodney Andrews and Jing Li). Under Review - Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis.

16. "Quantile Treatment Effects of Higher Education Quality on Earnings: Evidence from Administrative Records in Texas" (With Rodney Andrews and Jing Li). Under Review - American Economic Review.

17. "The Effect of Housing Wealth on College Choice: Evidence from the Housing Boom" (With C. Lockwood Reynolds). Journal of Human Resources 14(1): 3-37.

18. "Heterogeneous Paths Through College: Detailed Patterns and Relationships with Graduation and Earnings" (With Rodney Andrews and Jing Li). Revise and Resubmit - Economics of Education Review

19. "Quantile Treatment Effects of Higher Education Quality on Earnings: Evidence from Administrative Records in Texas" (With Rodney Andrews and Jing Li). Under Review - Journal of Labor Economics. NBER Working Paper No. 18068.

20. "Increasing Time to Baccalaureate Degree in the United States" (With John Bound and Sarah E. Turner). Education Finance and Policy 7(4): 365-424.

21. “The Fertility Response to Changes in Housing Wealth: Evidence from the Housing Boom and Bust” (with Kevin Mumford ). Forthcoming, Review of Economics and Statistics.

22. “The Heterogeneous Geographic and Socioeconomic Incidence of Cigarette Taxes: Evidence from Nielsen Homescan Data” (with Matthew Harding and Ephraim Leibtag). American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 4(4): 169-198.

23. "Early Retirement Incentives and Student Achievement" (With Maria Fitzpatrick). Revise and Resubmit, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

24. "Does Federal Financial Aid Affect College Enrollment? Evidence from Drug Offenders and the Higher Education Act of 1998" (With Emily Owens). Under review - Journal of Public Economics.

25. "Does the Market Value Value-Added? Evidence from Housing Prices after the Public Release of School and Teacher Value-Added" (With Scott Imberman). Under Review - American Economic Review.

26. "Incentive Strength and Worker Productivity: Evidence from a Group-based Teacher Incentive Pay System" (With Scott Imberman). Under Review - Review of Economics and Statistics. NBER Working Paper No. 18439.

27. "Heterogeneous Paths Through College: Detailed Patterns and Relationships with Graduation and Earnings" (With Rodney Andrews and Jing Li). Revise and Resubmit - Economics of Education Review

28. "Does Federal Financial Aid Affect College Enrollment? Evidence from Drug Offenders and the Higher Education Act of 1998" (With Emily Owens). Forthcoming, Journal of Urban Economics

29. "Early Retirement Incentives and Student Achievement" (With Maria Fitzpatrick). Forthcoming, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

30. “The Fertility Response to Changes in Housing Wealth: Evidence from the Housing Boom and Bust” (with Kevin Mumford), Review of Economics and Statistics, May 2013, vol. 95, no. 2: 464-475.

31. “The Effect of Housing Wealth on College Choice: Evidence from the Housing Boom” (With C. Lockwood Reynolds), Journal of Human Resources, Winter 2013, vol. 48, no. 1: 3-37.

32. Does the Market Value Value-Added? Evidence from Housing Prices after Public Release of Teacher Value-Added” (With Scott Imberman). NBER Working Paper No. 19157.

33. The Effect of Prices on Nutrition: Comparing the Impact of Product- and Nutrient-Specific Taxes” (With Matthew Harding). NBER Working Paper No. 19781.

34. "Heterogeneous Paths Through College: Detailed Patterns and Relationships with Graduation and Earnings" (With Rodney Andrews and Jing Li),Economics of Education Review, October2014, vol. 42: 93-108.

35. "Does Federal Financial Aid Affect College Enrollment? Evidence from Drug Offenders and the Higher Education Act of 1998" (With Emily Owens), Journal of Urban Economics,May 2014,vol. 81: 1-13.

36. "Early Retirement Incentives and Student Achievement" (With Maria Fitzpatrick),American Economic Journal: Economic Policy,August 2014, vol. 6, no. 3: 120-154.

37. Does the Market Value Value-Added? Evidence from Housing Prices after Public Release of Teacher Value-Added” (With Scott Imberman). Revise and Resubmit - Journal of Urban Economics. Also published asNBER Working Paper No. 19157.

38. “Affirmative Action and the Quality-Fit Tradeoff” (with Peter Arcidiacono). Accepted subject torevision at Journal of Economic Literature.

39. “Quantile Treatment Effects of College Quality on Earnings"(With Rodney Andrews and Jing Li). Forthcoming, Journal of HumanResources. Also published as NBER Working Paper No. 18068.

40. “Incentive Strength and Worker Productivity: Evidence from a Group-Based Teacher Incentive PaySystem” (with Scott Imberman). Forthcoming, Review of Economics and Statistics. Alsopublished as NBER Working Paper No. 18439.

41. “Within-family Obesity Associations: Evaluation of Parent, Child, and Sibling Relationships” (withMatthew Harding and Mark Pachucki), American Journal of Preventive Medicine, October2014, vol. 47, no. 4: 382-391.

42. "Affirmative Action in Undergraduate Education" (With Peter Arcidiacono and Maria Zhu). Accepted subject to revisions at Annual Review.

43. Does the Market Value Value-Added? Evidence from Housing Prices after Public Release of Teacher Value-Added” (With Scott Imberman). Forthcoming, Journal of Urban Economics. Also pubished as NBER Working Paper No. 19157.

44. “Affirmative Action and the Quality-Fit Tradeoff” (with Peter Arcidiacono). Forthcoming, Journal of Economic Literature. Also published as NBERWorking Paper No. 20962.

45. “Incentive Strength and Worker Productivity: Evidence from a Group-Based Teacher Incentive PaySystem” (with Scott Imberman), Review of Economics and Statistics, 2015, vol. 97, no.2: 364-386.

46. "Affirmative Action in Undergraduate Education" (With Peter Arcidiacono and Maria Zhu), Annual Review of Economics, 2015, vol. 7: 487-518 .

47. “Quantile Treatment Effects of College Quality on Earnings"(With Rodney Andrews and Jing Li). Forthcoming, Journal of HumanResources. Also published as NBER Working Paper No. 18068.

48. "The Effect of Health Care Access on Schooling: Evidence from Public Insurance Expansions” (With
Sarah Cohodes, Daniel Grossman, and Samuel Kleiner). Forthcoming, Journal of Human
Resources
. Also published as NBER Working Paper No. 20178.

 

Policy Briefs

1. "A Bad Bargain: How Teacher Collective Bargaining Affects Students’ Employment and Earnings
Later in Life" (With Alexander Willen). Education Next, Winter 2015, vol. 16, no. 1.

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