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Eric Eide

Eric R. Eide


2120 WVB


PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1993
MS, Brigham Young University, 1989
BS, Brigham Young University, 1988

Research and Professional Experience

Eric R. Eide is a Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University. His research focuses on the economics of education and health economics. In his K-12 research, he has studied how education policies such as school spending and grade retention affect students' educational and labor market outcomes. Professor Eide's higher education agenda has examined trends in the labor market, returns to a college degree, and college quality. He has published articles in a number of academic journals, and his research has been cited in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. From 2001-2003, Professor Eide worked for the RAND Corporation where he was part of a management team that assisted the country of Qatar in reforming their K-12 education system. He served from 2002-2010 as an Associate Editor for the Economics of Education Review, where he is currently on the Board of Editors. Professor Eide earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in economics from Brigham Young University, and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1993.

Selected Publications

A Model of Sleep, Leisure and Work over the Business Cycle. With James H. Cardon, Kerk L. Phillips, and Mark H. Showalter. Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control,​ Forthcoming.​

Eric R. Eide, Michael J. Hilmer, and Mark H. Showalter (2016). Is it Where You Go or What You Study? The Relative Influence of College Selectivity and College Major on Earnings. Contemporary Economic Policy.

Eric R. Eide (2014). College Selectivity. In: Dominic J. Brewer and Lawrence O. Picus (E​ditors), Encyclopedia of Education Economics and Finance, pp. 146-148, Los Angeles: SAGE.

Eric R. Eide and Mark H. Showalter (2012). Sleep and Student Achievement. Eastern Economic Journal, 38, no. 4 512–524.

Eric R. Eide and Mark H. Showalter (2012). Methods Matter: Improving Causal Inference in Educational and Social Science Research: A Review Article. Economics of Education Review, 31, no. 5, 744-748. ​

Eric R. Eide and Mark H. Showalter (2012). How Does Sleep Affect Academic Performance? Better: Evidence-based Education. Volume 4, issue 3, 14-15. Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University and the Institute for Effective Education, University of York.

Eric R. Eide and Mark H. Showalter (2011). Estimating the Relation between Health and Education: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know? Economics of Education Review, 30, 778-791.

Eric R. Eide, Dan D. Goldhaber, and Mark H. Showalter (2010). The Relation Between Children's Health and Academic Achievement. Children and Youth Services Review 32, 231–238.