Contact InformationWilliam Evans
Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Economics
440 Flanner Hall
B.S., Wake Forest
M.A., Ph.D., Duke University
Economics of education, causes and consequences of the changing distribution of education resources
Prof. William Evans is an applied micro-economist whose research covers a broad range of areas including labor economics, public finance, health economics, and the economics of education. Much of his work uses natural and quasi-experimental variation to identify economic relationships. Ongoing research topics include the causes and consequences of the changing distribution of education resources, the economic determinants of infant and child health, the impact of socioeconomic status on health, and measuring the medical benefits and costs of greater health care utilization. His work has been supported by grants from the NIH, the NSF, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the Smith-Richardson Foundation. Evans is currently the editor of the Journal of Human Resources, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholars Postdoctoral Program.