As a native of Minocqua, I have long been familiar with central and
northern Wisconsin. I conducted my undergraduate studies at the University of
Wisconsin-Eau Claire where I received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and
Spanish. Afterwards, I received my Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame where
I specialized in Labor Economics and the Economics of Aging. Upon completion of
graduate school, I taught for a year at Drew University, a liberal arts college
in northern New Jersey, and returned home to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens
Point in August of 2005. My research focus is labor economics, emphasizing the
retirement decision and the implications of an aging society. Specific research
projects have included the health effects of retirement, the distribution of
retirement leisure in society, and the overall health and well-being of the
older segment of society.
“Is There Another Union Premium? The Effect of Union Membership on
Retirement Satisfaction.” Forthcoming 2011. Industrial & Labor
“2008-2009 Tuition and Fees in Higher Education.” With Brian Kench and
Scott Wallace. Forthcoming 2011. Business Studies Journal.
“Retirement, Death, and the Distribution of Retirement Leisure.” With
Daniel Lawson. Forthcoming 2010. Journal of Economics.
“Quit Your Job and Get Healthier? The Effect of Retirement on Health.”
2008. Journal of Labor Research. Vol. 29(2): 177-201.
- Labor Economics
- Economics of Aging
- Sports Economics