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Matthew Wiswall

Associate Professor

Office:CPCOM 425H
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 879801
Tempe, AZ 85287-9801

Phone: 480-965-5504
Fax: 480-965-0748
Email: matthew.wiswall@asu.edu
Matthew Wiswall

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Job Title(s)

Associate Professor of Economics (with tenure), W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, 2015-present; 
Associate Editor, Journal of Business and Economics Statistics, 2015-present; 
Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2014-present; 
Researcher, Statistics Norway, Research Department, 2008-present; 
Faculty Affiliate, Institute of Human Development and Social Change, New York University, 2007-present; 
Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Education and Social Policy, New York University, 2006-present. 


Ph.D. Economics, University of California-Los Angeles, 2005; M.A. Economics, University of California-Los Angeles, 2001; B.A. History (with Honors), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998.


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

Academic Positions Held

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.

Awards and Fellowships

Graduate: 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.

Undergraduate: 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.

Representative 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
, 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.

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