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Michael Ransom

Michael R. Ransom​

Clayne B. Pope Professorship


BA, Brigham Young University, 1977
MA, Princeton University, 1980
PhD, Princeton University, 1983

Research and Professional Experience

Michael R Ransom was previously 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.