Michael R Ransom Professor
Research Associate to IZA

Office: 130 FOB
Phone: 801-422-4736
Email: ransom@byu.edu
PhD, Princeton University, 1983
MA, Princeton University, 1980
BA, Brigham Young University, 1977

Research and Professional Experience
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.

Selected Publications
Michael R. Ransom, Dina Shatnawi, Ronald Oaxaca (2011). Applying Fixed Effects to Hierarchical Segregation Models. American Economic Review
Val E. Lambson, Michael R. Ransom (2011). Monopsony, Mobility and Sex Differences in Pay. American Economic Review
Michael R. Ransom, David P. Sims (2010). Estimating the Firm's Labor Supply Curve in a New Monopsony Framework: School Teachers in Missouri. Journal of Labor Economics.
James B. McDonald, Michael R. Ransom (2008). The Generalized Beta Distribution as a Model for the Distribution of Income: Estimation of Related Measures of Inequality. Modeling Income Distributions and Lorenz Curves.
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