Assistant ProfessorOffice: Bolton Hall, Room 878
Phone: (414) 229-4429
Web Site: pantherfile.uwm.edu/thompsoo
Ph.D., Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, May 2013
M.P.P., Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 2009
B.A., Economics, The Evergreen State College, 2005
Health Economics, Labor Economics, Economics of Education
Intergenerational Health Transmission, Determinants of Racial Differences in Parenting Practices, Nurse Unionizations and Patient Outcomes
"Nurse Unions and Patient Outcomes," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Forthcoming. (with Arindrajit Dube and Ethan Kaplan).
"Drug Policy and Intergenerational Mobility in the United States." Contemporary Economic Policy, Forthcoming.
"Genetic Mechanisms in the Intergenerational Transmission of Health." Journal of Health Economics. 2014, 35(3): 132-146.
“Economic Background and Educational Attainment: The Role of Gene-Environment Interactions.” Journal of Human Resources, 2014, 49(2): 263-294.
“Racial Disparities in the Cognition-Health Relationship.” Journal of Health Economics, 2011, 30(2): 328-339.
“The Estimated Cost Impact of Privatizing Student Transportation in Minnesota School Districts.” Public Choice, 2011, 146(3-4): 319-339.