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Thomas J. Nechyba

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Box 90989, Gross Hall, Durham, NC 27708 (919) 660-1826 (office)

Date of Birth: March 27, 1968
Family: Married 6/20/1992 to Stacy L. Nechyba; three children - Eleanor Li Nechyba (born 12/07/2000), Jennifer Li Nechyba (born 4/08/2001), Katherine Wu Nechyba (born 9/22/2003).
Citizenship: Austrian, US Permanent Resident


Ph.D.University of Rochester1994
B.A.University of Florida1989
Areas of Research

Public Finance, Economics of Education, Fiscal Federalism

Professional Experience / Employment History

Duke University
Professor, Department of Economics (and Public Policy Studies), 2003-Present
Associate Professor, Department of Economics (and Public Policy Studies), 1999-2002
Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace
National Fellow, Stanford University, September 1998 to August 1999
Stanford University
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, July 1, 1994 to April 30, 2000
Visiting Positions
Visitor, University of Munich, November 2000
Visiting Professor, Fundacao Getulio Vargas, June 1998-September 1998
Professional Affiliations

Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA, 1999-Present
Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA, 1995-1999
Research Fellow, Institute for Economic Research (CESifo), University of Munich, Germany, 2000-Present

Publications (listed separately)
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

2007 Duke University Scholar/Teacher of the Year, September, 2007
J. Fish Smith and Lillian F. Smith Lecture, Brigham Young University, Spring 2006
Congress for the New Urbanism Keynote Lecture, February 2006
Who's Who in the World, Marquis Who's Who LLC, 2005-
Keynote Speaker, 2004 CESifo Public Sector Conference, University of Munich, "School Finance, School Choice and Communities", May 7-9, 2004
Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award, Southern Economic Association, 2004
Bass Society of Fellows, Duke University, 2002-Present
Fuchsberg-Levine Family Chair, Trinity College of Art and Sciences, July 1, 2002-June 30, 2007
National Fellowship, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University, 1998-99
Sigrid Banks Fellowship, Dean of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University, 1998-99
Keynote Speaker, New Zealand Association of Economists Conference, "The Economics of Education: Vouchers and Peer Group Effects", September 2-4, 1998
Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching, Stanford University, 1995-1996
Voted among "Top Ten Professors at Stanford", Stanford Review, 1995
Researcher (NBER Family Members), National Bureau of Economic Research, 0 1995
First Place, Outstanding Dissertation Award, Association of Public Policy and Management, 1994
Second Place, 24th Annual Competition for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Government Finance and Taxation, National Tax Association, 1994
President's (Edward Peck Curtis) Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Rochester, 1993-1994
Conibear Prize for Best Third Year Paper, University of Rochester, 1992
Major Grant Support

NSF (SBR-0339000), "An Empirical Investigation of Peer Effects and of Household Responses to School Policy Changes," 1/1/2004-12/31/2008 (Nechyba, PI; Vigdor, CoPI).
Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, "Urban Sprawl," 2002-2003 (Nechyba, PI; Walsh, CoPI).
Spencer Foundation, "The Role of Peers, Parental Choices, and Neighborhoods," 1/1/2000-12/31/2003 (Nechyba, PI; Vigdor, Hill, CoPI).
NSF (SBR-9905706), "Efficient and Equitable Delivery of Education in a District Based Public School System," 6/1/1999-9/1/2001 (Nechyba, PI)
New Zealand Ministry of Education, "The Impact of Family and Community Resources on Educational Outcomes," 1999 (Nechyba, PI; Older-Aguilar,McEwan, CoPI).
NSF (SBR-9809269),"Vouchers, Migration and School Quality," 6/1/1998-5/31/1999 (Nechyba, PI).
Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, "Land Taxes as State Tax Bases," 1998-1999, (Nechyba, PI).
Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, "The Revenue Potential for Land Value Taxation," 1997-1998 (Nechyba, PI).
Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), "Education and Welfare Policy," 1994-1996 (Nechyba, PI).

Conferences Organized

Organizing Committee, 2007 Public Economic Theory Conference, 2006-2007
Program Committee, Econometric Society Summer Meetings, 2006-2007
Chair, Program Committee and Host, 4th International Conference on Public Economic Theory, June 2003
Scientific Organizing Committee, International Institute of Public Finance, Summer 2002
Organizer and Chair, Program Committee, Interdisciplinary Conference on Education and Incentives, December 2001
Organizer, Week of Seminars on "Competition in Urban Economics", July 13-17, 1998
Organizer, Week of Seminars on "Intergovernmental Competition in Public Economics", July 1998
Organizer, Week of Seminars on "Intergovernmental Competition in Public Economics", August 1--15, 1997
Professional Service

A&S Council
Judicial Affairs Task Force, February 2007  
Member, Arts and Sciences Committee on Degrees (AB vs BS), 2006 - present  
University Committee
Social Science Research Institute Advisory Board, 2004 - present  
Task Force on Departmental IT Support, 2005-2006  
Arts and Sciences Council, September 1, 2003 - August 31, 2004  
Academic Council, July 1, 2000 - June 30, 2004  
Senior Associate, Micro Incentives Research Center, July 1, 2000 - June, 2004  
Arts and Sciences Task Force (Budget and Finance), 2002  
Social Sciences Planning Group, 2001-2002  
Dept Officer
Economics Center of Teaching (EcoTeach), 2011 - present  
Department Chair, June 1, 2003 - undefined 2009, 05  
Director of Undergraduate Studies, 2001-2003  
Director, Economics Center of Teaching (EcoTeach), July 1, 2000 - May 31, 2003  
Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies (Stanford University), 1996-1997  
Dept Committee
Department of Economics Executive Committee, 1999-Present  
Chair, Senior Recruiting, 2002-2003  
Chair, Economics Department Strategic Planning Committee, 2002  
Chair, Committee to Reform Undergraduate Economics Core, 2000-2001  
Chair, Micro-Theory Recruiting Committee, 1999-2000  
Committee to Reform Undergraduate Economics Requirements (Stanford University), 1997-1998  
Committee to Reform Graduate Ecoomics Core Curriculum (Stanford University), 1996-1997  
Graduate Admissions Committee (Stanford University), 1994-1995  
Associate Editor, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2007 - present  
Associate Editor, American Economic Review, 2001 - 2007  
Associate Editor, International Tax and Public Finance, 2003 - present  
Associate Editor, BE Journals of Economic Analysis and Policy, 2006 - present  
Associate Editor, Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2006 - present  
D. Lincoln Fellowship Advisory Committee, 2005 - present  
Advisory Board, School Choice Demonstration Project, 2004-Present  
Associate Editor, Journal of Public Economic Theory, 1997-2002  
Selected Recent Invited Talks

J. Fish Smith and Lillian F. Smith Lecture, Brigham Young University, Spring 2006
Keynote Lecture, Congress for a New Urbanism, February 2006
Various University Seminar Presentations, 2006
Doctoral Theses Directed

Kata Mihaly, (2008)
Patrick Dudley, (2008)
Alvin Murphy, (2008)
Anil Nathan, (2008)
Josh Kinsler, (2007)
Renzo Massari, (2006)
Jane Cooley, (2006)
Cathleen McHugh, (2005)
Saunders Shauna, (2005)
Bentley Coffey, (2004)
Thomas Anderson, (2002)
Kivanc Kirgiz, (2002)
Randall Walsh, (2002)
Gregory Besharov, (2000)
Patrick McEwan, (2000)
Koshy Mathai, (1999)
Patrick Bayer, (1999)
Robert McMillan, (1999)
Jonathan Rork, (1999)
David Mancuso, (1998)
Bret Dickey, (1998)
Jessie David, (1998)
Thomas DeLeire, (1997)
Geeta Singh, (1997)
Chris Timmins, (1997)
Jiahua Che, (1996)
Daniel Garrett, (1996)
William Vogt, (1996)
Michael Smart, (1995)
Uday Rajan, (1995)
Susan Snyder, (1995)

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