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Hugh Macartney, Assistant Professor of Economics and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center

Hugh Macartney

Professor Macartney's broad research interests are in applied microeconomics, with an emphasis on the formation of human capital and the role of incentives in the public sphere. His work uses both theoretical modeling and structural estimation to examine key aspects of the education production process that underlie student achievement, such as teacher effort and the match between teachers and students.  The goal of this work is to evaluate and prescribe policy refinements in order to allocate education resources more efficiently.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  239 Social Sciences Building
Office Phone:  (919) 660-1866
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  http://hughmacartney.com

Teaching (Spring 2018):

  • ECON 435S.01, ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION Synopsis
    Social Sciences 105, MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
  • ECON 881.06, TOPICS IN APPLIED MICROECON Synopsis
    Perkins 065, Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
  • ECON 881.07, TOPICS IN APPLIED MICROECON Synopsis
    Perkins 065, Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
Office Hours:

By appointment
Education:

Ph.D.University of Toronto (Canada)2011
M.A.University of Toronto (Canada)2005
Specialties:

Public Economics
Economics of Education
Labor Economics / Economics of the Household
Microeconomics
Research Interests:

Professor Macartney's broad research interests are in applied microeconomics, with an emphasis on the formation of human capital and the role of incentives in the public sphere. His recent work examines the unintended consequences that can arise in an education setting when reforms designed to hold teachers more accountable for the performance of their students are implemented. His current work uses both theoretical modeling and structural estimation to examine the various aspects of the education production process that underlies student achievement, such as teacher effort and the match between teachers and students. The goal of this work is to evaluate and prescribe policy refinements in order to allocate education resources more efficiently.

Curriculum Vitae  Bio
Recent Publications

  1. Macartney, H, The Dynamic Effects of Educational Accountability, Journal of Labor Economics, vol. 34 no. 1 (January, 2016), pp. 1-28 [doi]

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