Timothy Bond

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Timothy Bond graduated in 2007 with his BS in Economics and minor in history from Miami. He is currently an Associate Professor of Economics at Purdue University

First position after graduation: Assistant Professor of Economics at Purdue University (after five years in the Econ Ph.D. program at Boston University)

How do you use Eco in your everyday life? I do research on economics, teach students about economics, train economics PhD students, obsess about maximizing my utility on deciding what to eat, etc.

Eco Research Interest(s): I do research primarily on inequality, specifically racial discrimination. I have also done research related to education and measurement. My best known paper shows that it is essentially impossible to rank two groups by their average happiness using surveys of subjective well-being. I am also particularly excited about a working paper I have that shows a substantial amount of the decline in black labor market outcomes during the 1970s and 1980s was due to import competition from Japan

Few examples of published journals: I have published in the Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Labour Economics, and the E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy.

Favorite Eco course you took: Probably the advanced macroeconomics course I took with Rich Hart

Any other info you’d want to share: There is remarkably no German beer hall (or really German restaraunts at all) at Purdue, which makes one realize how lucky they were to have a place like Steinkeller in undergraduate.