Economics Faculty

Joyce P. Jacobsen

Offices: North College (NC) 319; Public Affairs Center (PAC) 332

Telephones: x2010 (executive assistant, Megan Flagg) x2357 (direct line)
    (From off-campus: 860-685-2010 or -2357)


Office Hours: due to my current administrative appointment as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, I have a more complicated schedule; please contact me or Megan ( by email or phone to set up an appointment

Course Links:  Econ 110 Course Page (from spring 2011)

Econ 217 Course Page (from fall 2008)

Econ 300/QAC201 Course Page (from summer 2010)

Econ 316 Course Page (from fall 2015)

Econ 385 Course Page (from spring 2015)

CSS 220 Course Page (from 2011-12)

Here is a short version of my Curriculum Vitae. For the full version or for information regarding my consulting assignments, please contact me.

Some Recent Writings:
"Occupational Radiation Exposure During Pregnancy: A Survey of Attitudes and Practices among Interventional Radiologists," with Christine E. Ghatan, Magali Fassioto, Daniel Y. Sze, and Nishita Kothary, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, July 2016: Vol. 27, no. 7, 1013-1020.
"Comparing Standard Regression Modeling to Ensemble Modeling: How Data Mining Software Can Improve Economists' Predictions," with Laurence M. Levin and Zachary Tausanovitch, Eastern Economic Journal, Summer 2016: Vol. 42, no. 3, 387-398.
"Gender Wage Gap," The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies, Nancy A. Naples (ed.), Wiley Online, 2016.
"Convergences in Men's and Women's Life Patterns: Lifetime Work, Lifetime Earnings, and Human Capital Investment," with Melanie Khamis and Mutlu Yuksel, Research in Labor Economics, 2015: Vol. 41, 1-33.
"Changing Technologies of Household Productions: Causes and Effects," The Economics of the Family: How the Household Affects Markets and Economic Growth, Esther Redmount (ed.), Santa Barbara CA: ABC-CLIO, 2014: Vol. 2, 141-169.
"Benefits and Costs of the Gender Equality Targets for the Post-2015 Development Agenda, " Response Paper, Post-2015 Consensus Project, Copenhagen Consensus Center, November 2014.
"How did the Great Recession Affect Poverty Rates for Demographic Groups? Sex, Female" and "How did the Great Recession Affect Poverty Rates for Demographic Groups? Sex, Male" (with Timothy J. Essenberg) The New Faces of American Poverty: A Reference Guide to the Great Recession, Lindsey K. Hanson and Timothy J. Essenburg (eds.), Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2014: 322-329; 392-395.

Some Current Working Papers (drafts--not for citation without permission):
"Do Babysitters Have More Kids? The Effects of Teenage Work Experiences on Adult Outcomes," with Zeynep Erdogan and Peter Kooreman, IZA Discussion Paper No. 6856, September 2012.
"Neoclassical Models of Imperfectly Competitive Labor Markets," with Gilbert L. Skillman, August 2012 chapter draft for book project on Models of Labor Markets.
"Gender and the Economic Impacts of War," January 2012 chapter draft for Handbook on Gender and War, Simona Sharoni et al., editors, Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2016.

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