Paul J. Pieper

Associate Professor 

Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1984

Fields of Interest: Applied Macroeconomics, Labor Economics, Economics of Education.

Selected Research:
“Do Economics Departments with Lower Tenure Probabilities Pay Higher Faculty Salaries,” (with Ronald Ehrenberg and Rachel Willis), in The Review of Economics and Statistics, November 1998, pp. 503-512.

“The Economics Major: A Cross-Sectional View,” (with Rachel Willis), in The Journal of Economic Education, Fall 1996, pp. 337-349.

“Federal Deficits and National Saving,” (with Robert Eisner, in James Gapinski ed.), The Economics of Saving, Kluwer Press, (1992), pp. 109-133.

“The Measurement of Construction Prices: Retrospect and Prospect”, in Fifty Years of Measurement: Proceedings of the Fiftieth Conference of Research in Income and Wealth, University of Chicago Press and NBER, 1991, pp. 293-327.

“The World's Greatest Debtor Nation?”, (with Robert Eisner), North American Review of Economics and Finance, (Spring 1990), pp. 9-32.

“A New View of the Federal Debt and Budget Deficits,” (with Robert Eisner), American Economic Review, 74 (March 1984), pp. 11-29.

Current Research Interests:
Effects of Budget Deficits, Economic Measurement, Academic Labor Market

Other Significant Accomplishments:
Elected member of the NBER's Conference on Research in Income and Wealth

Member of China Statistics Archives Advisory Board, 1986-1991

Elected member International Association for Research in Income and Wealth

NSF grant "Inflation and the Measurement and Impact of Fiscal Variables," 1986-91

Visiting Researcher, Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Fall 1985

Consultant, Argonne National Laboratory

College of Business Administration Alumni Award for Service, 2001

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Phone: 312-996-8721
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