Matthew Wiswall

Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
9801

Education

  • PhD  University of California-Los Angeles, 2005
  • MA  University of California-Los Angeles, 2001
  • BA  University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998

Research Interests

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Labor Economics
  • Education and Demographic Economics

Publications

  • "Beyond LATE with a Discrete Instrument: Heterogeneity in the Quantity-Quality Interaction of Children" (with Christian Brinch and Magne Mogstad), forthcoming, Journal of Political Economy.
  • "Preferences and Biases in Education Choices and Labor Market Expectations: Shrinking the Black Box of Gender" (with Ernesto Reuben and Basit Zafar), forthcoming, Economic Journal.
  • "Transfers to Households with Children and Child Development" (with Daniela Del Boca and Christopher Flinn), forthcoming, Economic Journal.
  • "Does Small High School Reform Lift Urban School Districts? Evidence from New York City" (with Amy Ellen Schwartz and Leanna Stiefel), forthcoming, Educational Researcher.
  • "Testing the Quantity-Quality Model of Fertility: Estimation using Unrestricted Family Size Models" (with Magne Mogstad), forthcoming, Quantitative Economics.
  • "How Do College Students Respond to Public Information about Earnings?" (with Basit Zafar) Journal of Human Capital 9 (2), 2015, p. 117-169.
  • "Determinants of College Major Choices: Identification from an Information Experiment" (with Basit Zafar), Review of Economic Studies 82 (2), 2015, 791-824.
  • “Household Choices and Child Development” (with Daniela Del Boca and Christopher Flinn), Review of Economic Studies 81 (1), 2014, p. 137-85.
  • "Evolution of Gender Differences in Post-Secondary Human Capital Investments: College Majors” (with Ahu Gemici), International Economic Review 55 (1), 2014, p. 23-56.
  • "The Role of STEM High Schools in Closing the Gender Gap in STEM Education" (with Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel, Jessica Boccardo), Economics of Education Review 40, 2014, p. 93-105.
  • "Do Small Schools Improve Performance in Large, Urban Districts? Causal Evidence from New York City” (with Amy Ellen Schwartz and Leanna Stiefel), Journal of Urban Economics, 77, September 2013, p. 27–40.
  • "The Dynamics of Teacher Quality," Journal of Public Economics, 100, April 2013, p. 61–78.
  • “What Linear Estimators Miss: Re-Examining the Effects of Family Income on Child Outcomes” (with Katrine V. Loken and Magne Mogstad), American Economic Journal: Applied
  • Economics, 4 (2), April 2012, p. 1-35.
  • “Instrumental Variables Estimation with Partially Missing Instruments” (with Magne Mogstad), Economics Letters, 114 (2), February 2012, p. 186-189.
  • "Risk Aversion and Support for Merit Pay: Theory and Evidence from Minnesota's Q Comp Program” (with Carl Nadler), Education Finance and Policy, 6 (1), Winter 2011, p. 75–104.
  • "Before and After: Gender Transitions, Human Capital, and Workplace Experiences” (with Kristen Schilt), B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 8 (1), 2008.
  • "A Parallel Implementation of the Simplex Function Minimization Routine" (with Donghoon Lee), Computational Economics, 30 (2), September, 2007.

Research Activity

  • Wiswall,Matthew*. Collaborative Research: Household Decision-Making and Child Development. NSF-SES(4/15/2014 - 3/31/2017).

Courses

Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 421Labor Economics
ECN 721Labor Economics I
ECN 725Econometrics I
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 421Labor Economics
ECN 721Labor Economics I
ECN 725Econometrics I
ECN 791Seminar
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 791Seminar
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 721Labor Economics I
ECN 725Econometrics I
ECN 791Seminar
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 791Seminar
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 721Labor Economics I
ECN 725Econometrics I
ECN 791Seminar
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
ECN 791Seminar

Honors/Awards

  • Spencer Foundation Fellowship for Research Related to Education, 2004-2005
  • Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA, 2004-2005
  • Institute for Labor and Employment, Dissertation Fellowship, 2003-2004
  • Institute for Labor and Employment, Pre-Dissertation Fellowship, 2002-2003
  • All University of California Group in Economic History Summer Fellowship, 2001
  • Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship, UCLA, 2000-2001
  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Fellowship, UCLA, 2000
  • Harrington Prize for Best Senior Thesis, Department of History, 1998
  • Trewartha Honors Undergraduate Research Grant, Letters and Sciences Honors Program, 1997
  • Hilldale Undergraduate Research Award, College of Letters and Sciences, 1997
  • University Bookstore Academic Excellence Award, College of Letters and Sciences, 1997
  • Gerald G. Sommers Undergraduate Essay Award, Department of Economics, 1996

Work History

Assistant Professor of Economics, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, 2012-present. Previous appointments: Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Johns Hopkins University, January-May 2012; Assistant Professor of Economics, New York University, 2005-2012; Faculty Affiliate, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University, 2006-2012; Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, January-June 2009.