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Thomas J. Nechyba, Professor of Economics and Sanford School of Public Policy and Director of Social Science Research Institute and Bass Fellow and Director of the Master of Interdisciplinary Data Science (MIDS) program

Thomas J. Nechyba

Professor Nechyba conducts his research within the fields of public finance, fiscal federalism, and the economics of education. His studies tend toward the investigation of function within local governments, public policy issues concerning disadvantaged families, and the economics behind primary and secondary education. He received funding for one of his latest projects, “An Empirical Investigation of Peer Effects in Schools and of Household Responses to School Policy Changes,” from a National Science Foundation grant. He also received support from the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy for his work, “Urban Sprawl;” from the Spencer Foundation for his study on, “The Role of Peers, Parental Choices, and Neighborhoods;” from the New Zealand Ministry of Education for a study on, “The Impact of Family and Community Resources on Education Outcomes;” and the Hoover Institution for the study, “The Implications of New Federalism.” He also received monetary support from the National Academy of Sciences for his investigation of the fiscal impact of immigrants, and from the Center for Economic Policy Research for various projects concerning education and welfare policy. In addition to his individual research pursuits, Professor Nechyba is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  140 Science Drive, Gross Hall 230D, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 681-6590
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2smnQ7YzDgOUHNBQ3k1R254cTg

Office Hours:

By Appointment
Education:

Ph.D.University of Rochester1994
B.A.University of Florida1989
Specialties:

Economics of Education
Microeconomics
Public Economics
Urban and Real Estate Economics
Research Interests: Public Finance, Economics of Education, Fiscal Federalism

Professor Nechyba conducts his research within the fields of public finance, fiscal federalism, and the economics of education. His studies tend toward the investigation of function within local governments, public policy issues concerning disadvantaged families, and the economics behind primary and secondary education. He received funding for one of his latest projects, “An Empirical Investigation of Peer Effects in Schools and of Household Responses to School Policy Changes,” from a National Science Foundation grant. He also received support from the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy for his work, “Urban Sprawl;” from the Spencer Foundation for his study on, “The Role of Peers, Parental Choices, and Neighborhoods;” from the New Zealand Ministry of Education for a study on, “The Impact of Family and Community Resources on Education Outcomes;” and the Hoover Institution for the study, “The Implications of New Federalism.” He also received monetary support from the National Academy of Sciences for his investigation of the fiscal impact of immigrants, and from the Center for Economic Policy Research for various projects concerning education and welfare policy. In addition to his individual research pursuits, Professor Nechyba is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Keywords:

Economics of Education • Education • Fiscal Federalism • Local Public Finance

Curriculum Vitae  Bio
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

    Representative Publications   (More Publications)

    1. Nechyba, T, School finance, spatial income segregation, and the nature of communities, Journal of Urban Economics, vol. 54 no. 1 (January, 2003), pp. 61-88, Elsevier BV [doi]  [abs]
    2. Nechyba, T, Public School Finance and Urban School Policy: General Versus Partial Equilibrium Analysis, Brookings Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs (Fall, 2003), pp. 139-170
    3. Nechyba, TJ, Centralization, fiscal federalism, and private school attendance, International Economic Review, vol. 44 no. 1 (February, 2003), pp. 179-204, WILEY [doi]  [abs]
    4. Nechyba, TJ, Mobility, targeting, and private-school vouchers, American Economic Review, vol. 90 no. 1 (January, 2000), pp. 130-146, American Economic Association [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    5. Nechyba, TJ, School finance induced migration and stratification patterns: The impact of private school vouchers, Journal of Public Economic Theory, vol. 1 no. 1 (December, 1999), pp. 5-50, WILEY [doi]  [abs]
    6. Nechyba, TJ, Local property and state income taxes: The role of interjurisdictional competition and collusion, Journal of Political Economy, vol. 105 no. 2 (January, 1997), pp. 351-384, University of Chicago Press, ISSN 0022-3808 [repository], [doi]  [abs]
    7. Nechyba, TJ, Existence of equilibrium and stratification in local and hierarchical Tiebout economies with property taxes and voting, Economic Theory, vol. 10 no. 2 (January, 1997), pp. 277-304, Springer Nature [doi]  [abs]
    Conferences Organized

    • 2007 Public Economic Theory Conference, Organizing Committee, 2006-2007  
    • Econometric Society Summer Meetings, Program Committee, 2006-2007  
    • 4th International Conference on Public Economic Theory, Chair, Program Committee and Host, June 2003  
    • International Institute of Public Finance, Scientific Organizing Committee, Summer 2002  
    • Interdisciplinary Conference on Education and Incentives, Organizer and Chair, Program Committee, December 2001  
    • Week of Seminars on "Competition in Urban Economics", Organizer, July 13-17, 1998  
    • Week of Seminars on "Intergovernmental Competition in Public Economics", Organizer, July 1998  
    • Week of Seminars on "Intergovernmental Competition in Public Economics", Organizer, August 1--15, 1997  
    Three Children: Eleanor Li Nechyba, Jennifer Li Nechyba, and Katherine Wu Nechyba. Citizenship: Austrian Citizen, US Permanent Resident

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