Owen ThompsonOwen Thompson

Assistant Professor

Office: Bolton Hall, Room 878
Phone: (414) 229-4429
e-mail: thompsoo@uwm.edu

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

Research Interests:

Health Economics, Labor Economics, Economics of Education

Current Projects:

Intergenerational Health Transmission, Determinants of Racial Differences in Parenting Practices, Nurse Unionizations and Patient Outcomes

Selected Publications:

"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.