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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 the Clayne L. Pope 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

Decreasing Time to Baccalaureate Degree in the United States. With Jeff Denning, Kevin Mumford, and Daniel Sabey. Economics of Education Review, Forthcoming.

Why Have College Completion Rates Increased? With Jeff Denning, Kevin Mumford, Rich Patterson, and Merrill Warnick. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 14, no. 3, 1-29, July 2022.

Interacting Circadian and Homeostatic Processes with Opportunity Cost: A Mathematical Model of Sleep with Application to Two Mammalian Species. With James H. Cardon, Kerk L. Phillips, and Mark H. Showalter. PLoS ONE, 13(12): e0208043. December 12, 2018.

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, 95, October 2018.

Is it Where You Go or What You Study? The Relative Influence of College Selectivity and College Major on Earnings. With Michael J. Hilmer and Mark H. Showalter. Contemporary Economic Policy, 34, no. 1, 37-46, January 2016.

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