Office: 182 FOB
Phone: 801-422-5169
Email: lars_lefgren@byu.edu

Curriculum​ Vitae

Labor Economics,
Empirical Economics

Lars J. Lefgren



PhD, University of Chicago, 2001
BA, Brigham Young University, 1996

Research and Professional Experience

Professor Lefgren specializes in applied microeconomics with a number of papers in the economics of education.  He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Brigham Young University and earned a PhD in business economics from the University of Chicago.  He is married with four children.

Selected Publications

​Brigham Frandsen, Lars J. Lefgren. Testing Rank Similarity. Forthcoming in the Review of Economics and Statistics.

Olga Bogach, Lars J. Lefgren, David Sims (2016). 143: 89-97. Effort, luck, and voting for redistribution. Journal of Public Economics. 

Lars J. Lefgren, Brennan Platt, Joseph Price (2015), 61(5): 1121-1136. Sticking with What (Barely) Worked. Management Science

Lars J. Lefgren, Matthew Lindquist, David Sims(2012). 102 (2): 268-303. Rich Dad, Smart Dad: Decomposing the Intergenerational Transmission of Income. Journal of Political Economy. 




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