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Jeff Denning

Jeffrey Denning

Associate Profes​​sor​​​​

2135 WVB
Fall 2022 Office Hours:
Mon. 12:30pm-1:30pm & Wed. 10:30am-11:30am

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PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 2015
MS, University of Texas at Austin, 2012
BA, Brigham Young University, 2010

Research and Professional Experience

Jeffrey T. Denning received his Ph.D from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015. He earned a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Mathematics at Brigham Young University in 2010. His research focuses on labor economics and public economics with a particular focus in the economics of education. His work to date has focused on examining student responses to prices in higher education. He was a 2014 NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship recipient for his research in education.​​​​

Selected Publications​

Denning, Jeffrey T., Eric Eide, Kevin Mumford, Richard Patterson, Merrill Warnick "Why Have College Completion Rates Increased?" (2022), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics

Denning, Jeffrey T., Benjamin M. Marx, Lesley J. Turner "ProPelled: The Effects of Grants on Graduation, Earnings, and Welfare" (2019), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics

Denning, Jeffrey T. "Born Under a Lucky Star: Financial Aid College Completion, Labor Supply, and Credit Constraints" (2019), Journal of Human Resources

​​​​Denning, Jeffrey T. "College on the Cheap: Consequences of Community College Tuition Reductions" (2017), ​​American Economic Journal: Economic Policy​