Owen Thompson

Assistant Professor
 (414) 229-4429
 Bolton Hall 878



PhD, Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, May 2013
MPP, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 2009
BA, Economics, The Evergreen State College, 2005

Research Interests

Health Economics, Labor Economics, Economics of Education

Current Projects

Intergenerational Health Transmission, Determinants of Racial Differences in Parenting Practices, Nurse Unionizations and Patient Outcomes

Selected Publications

“Nurse Unions and Patient Outcomes,” Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Forthcoming. (with Arindrajit Dube and Ethan Kaplan).

Thompson, O. (2015). Drug Policy and Intergenerational Mobility in the United States. Contemporary Economic Policy, Forthcoming.

Thompson, O. (2014, May). Genetic Mechanisms in the Intergenerational Transmission of Health. Journal of Health Economics, 132-146.
Thompson, O. (2014). Economic Background and Educational Attainment: The Role of Gene-Environment Interactions. The Journal of Human Resources, 49(2), 263-294.
Thompson, O. (2011). Racial Disparities in the Cognition-Health Relationship. Journal of Health Economics, 30(2), 328-339.