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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Faculty

Benjamin Cowan

Assistant Professor

RESEARCH FIELDS

  • Health Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Economics of Education

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • “The Effects of Merit-Aid Programs on Drinking in College,” with Dusty White, Journal of Health Economics, 44, December 2015, 137-149.
  • “Testing for Educational Credit Constraints using Heterogeneity in Individual Time Preferences,” Journal of Labor Economics, 34(2), April 2016.
  • “The Incidence of the Healthcare Costs of Smoking,” with Benjamin Schwab, Journal of Health Economics, 30(5), September 2011, 1094-1102.
  • “Forward-Thinking Teens: The Effects of College Costs on Adolescent Risky Behavior,” Economics of Education Review, 30(5), October 2011, 813-25.
  • “Trends in Income Support,” with John Karl Scholz and Robert Moffitt, in
    Changing Poverty, Changing Policies, M. Cancian and S. Danziger (eds.), Russell Sage Foundation, New York: New York, 2009

SELECTED GRANTS

  • “The Two-Body Problem: An Evaluation of University Partner Accommodation Policies with Implications for Retention and Promotion of Women,” with Jill McCluskey, Julie Kmec, and Tori Byington, National Science Foundation Award #HRD-1310049, September 2013, $450,000

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Wisconsin–Madison 2010
  • M.S. in Economics, University of Wisconsin–Madison 2007
  • B.A. in Economics, Magna cum Laude, Brigham Young University 2004

 

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CONTACT INFO

E-mail address:
ben.cowan@wsu.edu
Office Location:
Hulbert 103E
Office Phone:
(509) 335-2184