Michael R Ransom
Research Associate to IZA
Research and Professional
PhD, Princeton University, 1983
MA, Princeton University, 1980
BA, Brigham Young University, 1977
Michael R Ransom is currently Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University.
He served as chairman of the Department of Economics from 2005 to 2010. Before
coming to BYU in 1988, Dr. Ransom taught at the University of Arizona, and
has also been a visiting professor at Princeton University (2000-2001) and a Visiting
Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany.
Dr. Ransom received his BA in economics from Brigham Young University in 1977, and
his PhD in economics from Princeton University in 1983. His research focuses
primarily on issues of the labor market, with particular interest in academic labor
markets and labor markets with imperfect competition.
“Pension Plan Characteristics and
Framing Effects in Employee Savings Behavior,” Review of Economics and
Statistics, (February, 2011), 93 (No. 1), 228-243., (with David E.
”Manager Ethnicity and Employment
Segregation,” Industrial and Labor Relations Review, (April 2013), 66
(No. 2), 346-379. (with Laura Giuliano)
“Fame and the Fortune of Academic
Economists: How the market rewards influential research in economics.” Southern
Economic Journal, forthcoming. (with Christiana E. Hilmer and Michael