Dr. Erik Nesson
<b>Department: </b>Economics <br><b>Research Area: </b>Health Economics, Analyzing public policies using secondary data<br>
Research Focus: Health Economics, Analyzing public policies using secondary data
Potential Student Project(s): Examining historical education policies, in particular compulsory schooling laws in the United States in conjunction with child labor laws.
Attributes/skills/background sought in undergraduate: I would like the student to have a background in statistics, because I would envision this project as the student examining data sources using statistical methodologies and also some qualitative methods and writing a paper about the results.
Mentoring Plan: I would meet with the student and direct them in designing a research question that would best fit with project(s) I am working on, help them collect data, help them learn programs that would be needed to analyze the data, and then help them in writing a research paper.
Contact: 404-216-0139, WB 123