Published Research

Our faculty and graduate students (*PhD year) regularly publish in top journals.

Find our latest working papers on RePEc.

Li Tan (*18). Imputing Top-Coded Income Data in Longitudinal Surveys. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics.

Shawn Ni, Michael Podgursky, and Xiqian Wang (*19). Teacher Pension Plan Incentives, Retirement Decisions, and Workforce Quality. Journal of Human Resources.

David M. Kaplan and Longhao Zhuo (*17). Frequentist Properties of Bayesian Inequality Tests. Journal of Econometrics.

Dongwoo Kim (post-doc), Cory Koedel, Wei Kong (*18), Shawn Ni, Michael Podgursky, and Weiwei Wu (*17). Pensions and Late Career Teacher Retention. Education Finance and Policy.

Joseph Haslag and Xue Li (*15). On Phase Shifts in a New Keynesian Model Economy. Macroeconomic Dynamics.

Cory Koedel and Eric Parsons (with J. B. Cullen). The Compositional Effect of Rigorous Teacher Evaluation on Workforce Quality. Education Finance and Policy.

Aaron Hedlund (with C. Garriga, Y. Tang, and P. Wang). Rural-urban migration and house prices in ChinaRegional Science and Urban Economics.

Peter Mueser (with M. Michaelides and J. Smith). Do Reemployment Programs for The Unemployed Work for Youth? Evidence from the Great Recession in the United States. Economic Inquiry.

Cory Koedel and Eric Parsons. The Effect of the Community Eligibility Provision on the Ability of Free and Reduced-Price Meal Data to Identify Disadvantaged Students. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.

Dongwoo Kim (post-doc), Cory Koedel, and P. Brett Xiang (*). The Trade-off Between Pension Costs and Salary Expenditures in the Public Sector. Journal of Pension Economics and Finance.

Shawn Ni (with D. Sun). Intrinsic Bayesian Estimation of Linear Time Series Models. Statistical Theory and Related Fields.

Jeff Milyo (with D. Primo). Campaign Finance and American Democracy: What the Public Really Thinks and Why It Matters. Book published by University of Chicago Press.

Aaron Hedlund (with C. Garriga). Mortgage Debt, Consumption, and Illiquid Housing Markets in the Great Recession. American Economic Review.

J. Isaac Miller (with Y. Chang, R. K. Kaufmann, C. S. Kim, J. Y. Park, and S. Park). Evaluating Trends in Time Series of Distributions: A Spatial Fingerprint of Human Effects on Climate. Journal of Econometrics.

Peter Mueser (with M. Michaelides). The Labor Market Effects of US Reemployment Policy: Lessons from an Analysis of Four Programs during the Great RecessionJournal of Labor Economics.

Chao Gu (with H. Han and R. Wright). The Effects of News When Liquidity Matters. International Economic Review.

Oksana Loginova (with N. Syam). Sourcing Co-Created Products: Should your Suppliers Collaborate on Cost Reductions? Review of Industrial Organization.

X. H. Wang (with L. Liu and C. Zeng). Endogenous Horizontal Product Differentiation in a Mixed Duopoly. Review of Industrial Organization.

Aaron Hedlund (with M. Famiglietti and C. Garriga). The Geography of Housing Market Liquidity During the Great Recession. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review.

Diyi Li (*19), Cheng Qian (*21), and Cory Koedel. Non-Resident Postsecondary Enrollment Growth and the Outcomes of In-State Students. Contemporary Economic Policy.

Kuo‐Hsuan Chin (*15). Time varying structural VARs with sign restrictions: The case of TaiwanBulletin of Economic Research.

Jeff Milyo (with J. Butcher). Do Campaign Finance Reforms Insulate Incumbents from Competition? New Evidence from State Legislative Elections. PS: Political Science & Politics.

Cory Koedel (with M. S. Polikoff, S. Campbell, S. Rabovsky, Q. T. Le, T. Hardaway, and H. Gasparian). The Formalized Processes Districts Use to Evaluate Mathematics Textbooks. Journal of Curriculum Studies.

Cory Koedel (with R. Darolia, J. B. Main, F. Ndashimye, and J. Yan). High School Course Access and Postsecondary STEM Enrollment and Attainment. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.

Aaron Hedlund. Failure to Launch: Housing, Debt Overhang, and the Inflation Option. American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics.

Kuo-Hsuan Chin (*15) and Xue Li (*15). Bayesian forecast combination in VAR-DSGE modelsJournal of Macroeconomics.

David M. Kaplan and Xin Liu (*22) (with L. de Castro and A. F. Galvao). Smoothed GMM for Quantile Models. Journal of Econometrics.

Alyssa Carlson. Parametric Identification of Multiplicative Exponential Heteroscedasticity. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics.

Li Tan (*18) and Cory Koedel. The Effects of Differential Income Replacement and Mortality on U.S. Social Security Redistribution. Southern Economic Journal.

Kuo-Hsuan Chin (*15). New Keynesian Phillips Curve with time-varying parametersEmpirical Economics.

Brittany Street (with A. Packham). The Effects of Physical Education on Student Fitness, Achievement, and Behavior. Economics of Education Review.

Sanha Noh (*19). Posterior Inference on Parameters in a Nonlinear DSGE Model via Gaussian-Based Filters. Computational Economics.

J. Isaac Miller. Testing Cointegrating Relationships Using Irregular and Non-Contemporaneous Series with an Application to Paleoclimate Data. Journal of Time Series Analysis.

Aaron Hedlund. Pork-Barrel Politics and Polarization. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review.

Cory Koedel, Jiaxi Li (*14), and Li Tan (*18) (with M. G. Springer). Teacher Performance Ratings and Professional Improvement. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness.

Eric Parsons, Cory Koedel, and Li Tan (*18). Accounting for Student Disadvantage in Value-Added Models. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics.

Aaron Hedlund (with G. Gordon). Accounting for the Rise in College Tuition. NBER Volume: Education, Skills, and Technical Change: Implications for Future U.S. GDP Growth.

Oksana Loginova (with A. Mantovani). Price Competition in the Presence of a Web Aggregator. Journal of Economics.

Peter Mueser (with D. Ribar and E. Tekin). Food Stamps and the Working Poor. W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

Cory Koedel (with D. Goldhaber). Public Accountability and Nudges: The Effect of an Information Intervention on the Responsiveness of Teacher Education Programs to External Ratings. American Educational Research Journal.

Christopher Otrok (with P. M. Pourpourides). On The Cyclicality of Real Wages and Wage Differentials. The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics: Advances.

Chao Gu (with H. Han and R. Wright). New Monetarist EconomicsOxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance.

Aaron Hedlund (with C. Garriga). Crises in the Housing Market: Causes, Consequences, and Policy LessonsOxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance.

Chao Gu (with H. Han and R. Wright). The Effects of Monetary Policy AnnouncementsOxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance.

X. H. Wang (with J. Hsu, L. Liu, and C. Zeng). Ad Valorem Versus Per-unit Royalty Licensing in a Cournot Duopoly Model. Manchester School.

Joseph Haslag (with G. D. Crader). Computing state average marginal income tax rates: An application to MissouriGrowth and Change.

Oksana Loginova (with K. Joseph). Clipping Coupons: Redemption of Offers with Forward-Looking Consumers. Economics Bulletin.

David M. Kaplan. distcomp: Comparing distributions. Stata Journal.

Taehwan Kim (*18). Price Competition and Market Segmentation in Retail Gasoline: New Evidence from South Korea. Review of Industrial Organization.

Aaron Hedlund. Estate Taxation and Human Capital with Information Externalities. Macroeconomic Dynamics.

David Mandy. Leading Principal Minors and Semidefiniteness. Economic Inquiry.

David M. Kaplan (with M. Goldman). Comparing Distributions by Multiple Testing Across Quantiles or CDF Values. Journal of Econometrics.

Aaron Hedlund. Credit Constraints, House Prices, and the Impact of Life Cycle Dynamics. Economics Letters.

Cory Koedel (with B. Backes, J. Cowan, D. Goldhaber, L. Miller, and Z. Xu). The Common Core Conundrum: To What Extent Should We Worry that Changes to Assessments Will Affect Test-Based Measures of Teacher Performance?  Economics of Education Review.

Peter Mueser (with M. Michaelides). Are Reemployment Services Effective? Experimental Evidence from the Great Recession. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.

Cory Koedel (with R. Darolia). High Schools and Students' Initial Colleges and Majors. Contemporary Economic Policy.

J. Isaac Miller (with J. Zhao and W. Thompson). Modeling and Extrapolating Wheat Producer Support Using Income and Other Factors. Journal of Agricultural Economics.

X. H. Wang (with A. Tao and B. Z. Yang). Duopoly Models with a Joint Capacity Constraint. Journal of Economics.

X. H. Wang (with Y.-H. Chen, S.-J. Huang, and A. K. Mishra). Effects of Input Capacity Constraints on Food Quality and Regulation Mechanism Design for Food Safety Management. Ecological Modelling.

J. Isaac Miller. Simple Robust Tests for the Specification of High-Frequency Predictors of a Low-Frequency SeriesEconometrics and Statistics.

William A. Brock and Joseph Haslag. Two Approaches to Modeling Uncertainty: How Did Uncertainty Affect the Economy During and After the Great Recession? Singapore Economic Review.

David M. Kaplan (with M. Goldman). Nonparametric Inference on (Conditional) Quantile Differences and Linear Combinations, Using L-statistics. Econometrics Journal.

Peter Mueser (with C. Jepsen and K. Troske). Second Chance for High School Dropouts? A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of Postsecondary Educational Returns to the GED. Journal of Labor Economics, 2017.

Chao Gu (with F. Mattesini and R. Wright). Money and Credit Redux. Econometrica, 2016.

Peter Mueser (with C. Jepsen and K. Troske). Labor-Market Returns to the GED Using Regression Discontinuity Analysis. Journal of Political Economy, 2016.

Aaron Hedlund. The Cyclical Dynamics of Illiquid Housing, Debt, and Foreclosures. Quantitative Economics, 2016.

Christopher Otrok (with G. Benigno, H. Chen, A. Rebucci, and E. R. Young). Optimal Capital Controls and Real Exchange Rate Policy: A Pecuniary Externality Perspective. Journal of Monetary Economics, 2016.

Shawn Ni and Michael Podgursky. How Teachers Respond to Pension System Incentives: New Estimates and Policy Applications. Journal of Labor Economics, 2016.

X. H. Wang and Seoung Joun Won (*10) (with H. Warren). Climate Normals and Weather Normalization for Utility Regulation. Energy Economics, 2016.

William A. Brock and Joseph Haslag. A Tale of Two Correlations: Evidence and Theory Regarding the Phase Shift between the Price Level and Output. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 2016.

David Mandy (with J. W. Mayo and D. E. M. Sappington). Targeting efforts to raise rivals' costs: Moving from "Whether" to "Whom." International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2016.

Aaron Hedlund. Illiquidity and its Discontents: Trading Delays and Foreclosures in the Housing Market. Journal of Monetary Economics, 2016.

David M. Kaplan. Improved quantile inference via fixed-smoothing asymptotics and Edgeworth expansion. Journal of Econometrics, 2015.

Shawn Ni and Youn Seol (*08). New Evidence on Excess Sensitivity of Household Consumption. Journal of Monetary Economics, 2014.

Cory Koedel (with P. Arcidiacono). Race and College Success: Evidence from Missouri. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2014.

Chao Gu and Joseph Haslag. Unconventional Optimal Open Market Purchases. Review of Economic Dynamics, 2014.

J. Isaac Miller. Mixed-frequency Cointegrating Regressions with Parsimonious Distributed Lag StructuresJournal of Financial Econometrics, 2014.

Christopher Otrok (with A. Kurmann). News Shocks and the Slope of the Term Structure of Interest Rates. American Economic Review, 2013.

Chao Gu (with F. Mattesini, C. Monnet, and R. Wright). Banking: A New Monetarist Approach. Review of Economic Studies, 2013.

Oksana Loginova and X. H. Wang. Customization in an Endogenous-Timing Game with Vertical Differentiation. Economic Modelling, 2013.

Chao Gu (with F. Mattesini, C. Monnet, and R. Wright). Endogenous Credit Cycles. Journal of Political Economy, 2013.