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:

"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.