JAMIN SPEER, Assistant Professor,  Department of Economics

JAMIN SPEER

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics

Phone
901.678.1192
Email
jspeer@memphis.edu
Fax
Office
FAB 413
Office Hours
Monday, 2-4 pm

Areas of research

Labor economics, economics of education, development economics, applied microeconomics

Areas of teachinG

Labor economics, public finance, mathematical economics, microeconomics, macroeconomics

Publications

  • "Trends in Earnings Differentials Across College Majors and the Changing Task Composition of Jobs" (with Joseph G. Altonji and Lisa B. Kahn), American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 104(5), p. 387-393,  May 2014
  • "Cashier or Consultant? Entry Labor Market Conditions, Field of Study, and Career Success" (with Joseph G. Altonji and Lisa B. Kahn), Conditionally accepted to Journal of Labor Economics

Working papers

  • "Pre-Market Skills, Occupational Choice, and Career Progression", February 2015, Under review
  • "Wages, Hours, and the School-to-Work Transition: The Consequences of Leaving School in a Recession for Less-Educated Men", September 2014, Under review

Work in progress

  • "The Gender Gap in College Majors: Revisiting the Role of Pre-College Skills"
  • "Selection into Job Training Programs" (with Adam Osman)
  • "Unbundling Soft Skills: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Job Training in Egypt" (with Adam Osman)

Education

  • B.A. Economics - Vanderbilt University - 2007
  • M.A. Economics - Yale University - 2009
  • M.Phil. Economics - Yale University - 2011
  • Ph.D. Economics - Yale University - 2014