Economics Faculty

Joyce P. Jacobsen

Office: Public Affairs Center (PAC) 332

Telephone: x2357
    (From off-campus: 860-685-2357)


Office Hours: by appointment; please contact me by email or phone

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 spring 2008)

Econ 385 Course Page (current)

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:
"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.
"Gender Inequality: A Key Global Challenge -- Reducing Losses due to Gender Inequality" How Much Have Global Problems Cost the World? A Scorecard from 1900 to 2050, Bjorn Lomborg (ed.), Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2013: 192-206.
"Closing the Gender Gap: What Would It Take?" The Economics of Inequality, Poverty, and Discrimination in the 21st Century, Robert S. Rycroft (ed.), Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2012: 177-193.

Some Current Working Papers (drafts--not for citation without permission):
"Comparing Standard Regression Modeling to Ensemble Modeling: How Data Mining Software Can Improve Economists' Predictions," with Laurence M. Levin and Zachary Tausanovitch, forthcoming in Eastern Economic Journal.
"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 project on gender and war.

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