Research Interests for Thomas J. Nechyba

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.

Economics of Education, Education, Fiscal Federalism, Local Public Finance
Representative 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]