Faculty by courtesy

Brian P. McCall

Professor of Education; Professor of Public Policy and Economics (by courtesy)

Brian McCall is a professor of education, with courtesy appointments at the Ford School and Department of Economics. He is an economist whose research interests include applied econometrics, econometrics theory, economics of education and education policy, research design and quasi-experimental research, labor economics, social insurance, and health economics. McCall studies problems in both K-12 and higher education, including using econometric methods to model and evaluate intervention program effects. He is currently studying the effects of tuition subsidies on college outcomes, the determinants of college choice, and the impact of unemployment insurance receipt on re-employment and future labor market outcomes. McCall received his PhD in economics from Princeton University.

Educational background

PhD Economics, Princeton University

Professional affiliations

American Economic Association, American Statistical Association, Association for the Study of Higher Education, Econometric Society, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Society of Labor Economists.

Current research

economics of education, social insurance programs, dispute resolution

Recent publications

Avener Ben-Ner, Brian P. McCall, Massoud Stephane, and Hua Wang, forthcoming, "Identity and In-Group and Out-Group Differentiation in Work and Giving Behaviors: Experimental Evidence," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. David Card and Brian P. McCall, forthcoming, "When to Start a Fight and When to Fight Back: Liability Disputes in the Worker's Compensation System," Journal of Labor Economics