Michael Lovenheim's Bio Page

Published Papers

"Incentive Strength and Worker Productivity: Evidence from a Group-Based Teacher Incentive Pay System" (with Scott Imberman), Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming. [NBER  WP 18439

"Quantile Treatment Effects of College Quality on Earnings: Evidence from Administrative Data in Texas" (with Rodney Andrews and Jing Li). Journal of Human Resources, forthcoming [NBER WP 18068]

“Within-family Obesity Associations: Evaluation of Parent, Child, and Sibling Relationships” (with Matthew Harding and Mark Pachucki), American Journal of Preventive Medicine, October 2014, vol. 47, no. 4: 382-391. [published paper]

"Heterogeneous Paths Through College: Detailed Patterns and Relationships with Graduation and Earnings" (With Rodney Andrews and Jing Li), Economics of Education Review, October 2014, vol. 42: 93-108.  [published paper]

"Early Retirement Incentives and Student Achievement" (with Maria Fitzpatrick), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, August 2014, vol 6, no. 3: 120-154.[published paper]

"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. [published paper]

"The Effect of Housing Wealth on College Choice: Evidence from the Housing Boom" (with C. Lockwood Reynolds), Journal of Human Resources, Winter 2013, vol. 14, no. 1:3-37. [published paper]

"Do Family Wealth Shocks Affect Fertility Choices? Evidence from the Housing Market" (with Kevin Mumford), Review of Economics and Statistics, May 2013, vol. 95, no. 2: 464-475. [published paper]

"Increasing Time to Baccalaureate Degree in the United States" (with John Bound and Sara E. Turner), Education Finance and Policy, Fall 2012, vol. 7, no. 4:365-424. [published paper]

"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, Fall 2012, vol. 4, no.4:169-198. [published paper]

"The Effect of Liquid Housing Wealth on College Enrollment", Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 29, No. 4 (October 2011), pp. 741-771. [published paper]

"Do Blue Laws Save Lives?: The Effect of Sunday Alcohol Sales Bans on Fatal Vehicle Accidents" (with Daniel Steefel), Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Volume 30, Issue 4, pages 798-820, Autumn (Fall) 2011. [published paper]

"Changes in Postsecondary Choices by Ability and Income: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth" (with C. Lockwood Reynolds). Journal of Human Capital, vol. 5, no. 1: 70-109, Spring 2011. [published paper]

"Why Have College Completion Rates Declined? An Analysis of Changing Student Preparation and Collegiate Resources" (with John Bound and Sarah E. Turner), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, vol. 2, no. 3: 1-31, July 2010. [NBER WP 15566].

"Playing with Fire: Cigarettes, Taxes and Competition from the Internet" (With Austan Goolsbee and Joel Slemrod), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, vol. 2, no.1: 131-153, February 2010.   [NBER WP 15612]

"The Fatal Toll of Driving to Drink: The Effect of Minimum Legal Drinking Age Evasion on Traffic Fatalities: (with Joel Slemrod), Journal of Health Economics, vol. 29, no.1: 62-77, January 2010. [published paper]

"The Effect of Teachers' Unions on Education Production: Evidence from Union Election Certifications in Three Midwestern States." Journal of Labor Economics, vol. 27, no. 4: 525-587, October 2009. [published paper]

"How Far to the Border?: The Extent and Impact of Cross-Border Casual Cigarette Smuggling." National Tax Journal, Vol: 61: 7-33, March 2008. [abstract (search for Lovenheim)]

Working Papers

"Affirmative Action and the Quality-Fit Tradeoff” (with Peter Arcidiacono). [working paper]

"Does the Market Value Value-Added? Evidence from Housing Prices After a Public Release of School and Teacher Value-Added" (with Scott Imberman), NBER Working Paper No. 19157. [working paper]

“The Effect of Health Care Access on Schooling: Evidence from Public Insurance Expansions” (With Sarah Cohodes, Daniel Grossman, and Samuel Kleiner). NBER Working Paper No. 20178. [working paper]

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

“The Effect of School-Based Health Clinics on Student Health and Academic Achievement” (With Randall Reback and Leigh Wedenoja). [working paper]