Nolan Kopkin

Associate Professor
 Mitchell Hall 217


PhD, Cornell University

Research Interests

Labor and education issues including discrimination in and out of the labor market, demographic differences in wages, education, self-employment, and access to credit markets, the impact of political parties on labor outcomes, labor migration, and program evaluation using econometric techniques

Teaching Interests

The economic problems of black business, demographic differences and discrimination in the labor market, statistics, econometrics, and program analysis

Selected Publications

Kopkin, N. A., & Roberts, A. (2022, November). Gender Gaps in Policy Responsiveness. Political Research Quarterly, Online First.
Kopkin, N. A., & Roberts, A. (2022, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Biases in elections with well-informed voters: Evidence from public voting for football awards. Social Science Quarterly, Online First.
Kopkin, N. A., & Mitchell-Walthour, G. (2020, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Color Discrimination, Occupational Prestige, and Skin Color in Brazil. Latin American & Caribbean Ethnic Studies, 15(1), 44-69.
Kopkin, N. A. (2019, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). The Nature of Regional Bias in Heisman Voting. Journal of Sports Analytics, 5(2), 85-100.
Kopkin, N. A., & Winkler, E. N. (2019, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Naming Black Studies: Results from a Faculty Opinion Survey. Journal of Black Studies, 50(4), 343-366.
Kopkin, N. A. (2019, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Evidence of Own-Race Bias in Heisman Trophy Voting. Social Science Quarterly, 100(1), 176-197.
Kopkin, N. A. (2017, December). Substantive Black Political Representation: Evidence from Matching Estimates in the United States House of Representatives. Review of Black Political Economy, 44(3), 203-232.
Kopkin, N. A., Martin, M. L., & Hollar, D. (2017, December). Improvements in Standardised Test Scores from a Multi-Component Nutrition and Healthy Living Intervention in a US Elementary-School Setting. Health Education Journal, 77(5), 527-541.
Kopkin, N. A. (2014, December). You’re Fired!: The Impact of Race on the Firing of Black Head Coaches in Major College Football. Review of Black Political Economy, 41(4), 373-392.
Kopkin, N. A. (2012, December). Tax Avoidance: How Income Tax Rates Affect the Labor Migration Decisions of NBA Free Agents. Journal of Sports Economics, 13(6), 571-602.