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John Winters Associate Professor, Carson Priority Excellence Professorship in Business Administration Department of Economics and Legal Studies in Business Personal Website

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John Winters is an active researcher with interests mainly in the fields of Regional Economics and Labor Economics. Specific topics that he has examined include the migration decisions of college students and college graduates, the effects of high human capital workers on regional economies, the effects of policies and other factors on individual education outcomes, interarea wage and well-being differentials, and teacher labor markets. His research has been published or accepted for publication in numerous scholarly journals including Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Regional Science, Journal of Economic Geography, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Business Venturing, and Economics of Education Review.

Education

Ph D, Georgia State UniversityEconomics2009
MA, Georgia State UniversityEconomics2007
BA, Mississippi State UniversityEconomics2005

Publications

John Winters & Yu Li. (2017). "Urbanization, Natural Amenities, and Subjective Well-Being: Evidence from U.S. Counties". Urban Studies. 54 (8), 1956-1973.

Dan Rickman, Hongbo Wang & John Winters. (2017). "Relative Teacher Salaries and the Decision to Teach". Contemporary Economic Policy. 35 (3), 542-550.

Zhengyu Cai & John Winters. (2017). "Self-Employment Differentials among Foreign-Born STEM and Non-STEM Workers". Journal of Business Venturing, 32 (4), 371–384.

Dan Rickman, Hongbo Wang, John Winters. "Adjusting State Public School Teacher Salaries for Interstate Comparison". Public Finance Review. (Forthcoming).

Barry Hirsch, Muhammad Husain & John Winters. "The Puzzling Pattern of Multiple Job Holding across U.S. Labor Markets". Southern Economic Journal, (Forthcoming).

Karen Maguire & John Winters. "Energy Boom and Gloom? Local Effects of Oil and Natural Gas Drilling on Subjective Well-Being". Growth and Change: A Journal of Urban and Regional Policy. (Forthcoming).

Dan Rickman, Hongbo Wang & John Winters. (2017). "Is Shale Development Drilling Holes in the Human Capital Pipeline?". Energy Economics. 62, 283-290.

David Sjoquist & John Winters. (2016). "The Effects of State Merit Aid Programs on Attendance at Elite Colleges". Southern Economic Journal, 83 (2), 527-549.

Reilee Berger & John Winters. (2016). "Does Private Schooling Increase Adult Earnings? Cohort-Level Evidence for U.S. States". Review of Regional Studies. 46 (3), 281-294.

Barry Hirsch & John Winters. (2016). "Rotation Group Bias in Measures of Multiple Job Holding". Economics Letters, 147, 160-163.

Andrew Feltenstein, Mark Rider, David Sjoquist & John Winters. "Reducing Property Taxes on Homeowners: An Analysis Using Computable General Equilibrium and Microsimulation Models". Public Finance Review. (Forthcoming).

John Winters. "Do Higher College Graduation Rates Increase Local Education Levels". Papers in Regional Science. (Forthcoming).

Dan Rickman & John Winters. (2016). "Ranking Authors and Institutions by Publications in Regional Science Journals: 2010-2014". Growth and Change. 47 (2), 312-336.

John Winters. (2016). "Is Economics a Good Major for Future Lawyers? Evidence from Earnings Data". Journal of Economic Education. 47 (2), 187-191.

Barry Hirsch, Muhammad Husain & John Winters. (2016). "Multiple Job Holding, Local Labor Markets, and the Business Cycle". IZA Journal of Labor Economics. 5 (4), 1-29.

John Winters. "Do Earnings by College Major Affect Graduate Migration?". Annals of Regional Science. (Forthcoming).

David Sjoquist & John Winters. (2015). "State Merit-Aid Programs and College Major: A Focus on STEM". Journal of Labor Economics. 33 (4), 973-1006.

David Sjoquist & John Winters. (2015). "The Effect of Georgia’s Hope Scholarship on College Major: A Focus on STEM". IZA Journal of Labor Economics. 4 (15), 1-29.

David Sjoquist & John Winters. (2015). "State Merit-based Financial Aid Programs and College Attainment". Journal of Regional Science. 55 (3), 364-390.

John Winters. (2015). "Do Higher Levels of Education and Skills in an Area Benefit Wider Society?". IZA World of Labor.

John Winters. (2015). "Estimating the Returns to Schooling Using Cohort-Level Maternal Education as an Instrument". Economics Letters, 126, 25-27.

Barry Hirsch & John Winters. (2014). "An Anatomy of Racial and Ethnic Trends in Male Earnings in the U.S.". Review of Income and Wealth. 60 (4), 930-947.

Jason Delaney & John Winters. (2014). "Sinners or Saints? Preachers’ Kids and Risky Health Behaviors". Journal of Family and Economic Issues. 35 (4), 464-476.

John Winters. (2014). "STEM Graduates, Human Capital Externalities, and Wages in the U.S.". Regional Science and Urban Economics. 48, 190-198.

John Winters & Weineng Xu. (2014). "Geographic Differences in the Earnings of Economics Majors". Journal of Economic Education. 45 (3), 262-276.

David Sjoquist & John Winters. (2014). "Merit Aid and Post-College Retention in the State". Journal of Urban Economics, 80 (1), 39-50.

John Winters. (2013). "Differences in Quality of Life Estimates Using Rents and Home Values". Annals of Regional Science. 51 (2), 377-409.

John Winters. (2013). "Human Capital Externalities and Employment Differences across Metropolitan Areas of the USA". Journal of Economic Geography. 13 (5), 799-822.

David Sjoquist & John Winters. (2013). "The Effects of HOPE on Post-College Retention in the Georgia Workforce". Regional Science and Urban Economics. 43 (3), 479-490.

John Winters. (2012). "Differences in Employment Outcomes for College Town Stayers and Leavers". IZA Journal of Migration. 1 (11), 1-17.

John Winters. (2012). "Cohort Crowding and Nonresident College Enrollment". Economics of Education Review. 31 (3), 30-40.

David Sjoquist & John Winters. (2012). "Building the Stock of College-Educated Labor Revisited". Journal of Human Resources. 47 (1), 270-285.

John Winters. (2011). "Human Capital and Population Growth in Non-Metropolitan Counties: The Importance of College Student Migration". Economic Development Quarterly. 25 (4), 353-365.

John Winters. (2011). "Human Capital, Higher Education Institutions, and Quality of Life". Regional Science and Urban Economics. 41 (5), 446-454.

Yuexing Lan & John Winters. (2011). "Did the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant Program Cause Out-of-State Tuition to Increase?". Economics Bulletin. 31 (3), 2444-2453.

John Winters. (2011). "Teacher Salaries and Teacher Unions: A Spatial Econometric Approach". Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 64 (4), 747-764.

John Winters. (2011). "Why Are Smart Cities Growing? Who Moves and Who Stays". Journal of Regional Science. 51 (2), 253-270.

John Winters. (2010). "Teacher Moonlighting: Evidence from the U.S. Current Population Survey". Applied Economics Letters. 17 (11), 1111-1114.

James Alm & John Winters. (2009). "Distance and Intrastate College Student Migration". Economics of Education Review. 28 (6), 728-738.

John Winters. (2009). "Variation in Teacher Salaries in Georgia: Does the Property Tax Base Matter?". Journal of Education Finance. 35 (2), 157-171.

John Winters. (2009). "Wages and Prices: Are Workers Fully Compensated for Cost of Living Differences?". Regional Science and Urban Economics. 39 (5), 632-643.

Editorial and Review Activities

Review of Regional Studies
Editorial Board Member
2016

Research in Higher Education
Editorial Board Member
2016

Growth and Change
Editorial Board Member
2014

Academic, Military, and Professional Positions

Oklahoma State University, Associate Professor, July 2016
Oklahoma State University, Carson Priority Excellence Professorship in Business Administration, July 2015
Institute for the Study of Labor, Research Fellow, May 2012
Oklahoma State University, Assistant Professor, August 2013 - June 2016
University of Cincinnati, Assistant Professor, September 2011 - August 2013
Auburn University at Montgomery, Assistant Professor, May 2009 - August 2011
Fiscal Research Center, Georgia State University, Research Associate, August 2007 - August 2009

Courses Taught

ECON 4913 (4 Semesters)
ECON 6013 (2 Semesters)
ECON 2203 (6 Semesters)
ECON 6913 (1 Semesters)
ECON 5123 (2 Semesters)
ECON 5913 (1 Semesters)

Full Course List

SemesterCourseSectionCourse Title
Spring 2017ECON 491321207Urban and Regional Economics
Spring 2017ECON 601321216Microeconomic Theory I
Fall 2016ECON 220361208Introduction to Macroeconomics
Fall 2016ECON 691365849Urban Economics
Spring 2016ECON 49131URBAN & REGIONAL ECON
Spring 2016ECON 60131MICROECONOMIC THEORY I
Fall 2015ECON 22034INTRO TO MACRO ECON
Fall 2015ECON 22035INTRO TO MACRO ECON
Spring 2015ECON 49131URBAN & REGIONAL ECON
Spring 2015ECON 51231MICROECONOMIC THEORY I
Fall 2014ECON 22035INTRO TO MACRO ECON
Fall 2014ECON 59131URBAN ECONOMICS
Spring 2014ECON 49131URBAN & REGIONAL ECON
Spring 2014ECON 51231MICROECONOMIC THEORY I
Fall 2013ECON 22031INTRO TO MACRO ECON
Fall 2013ECON 22034INTRO TO MACRO ECON