Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies
John Shea, Associate Professor, received his PhD in economics from MIT in 1990. He joined the Maryland faculty in 1996. He teaches graduate and undergraduate macroeconomics. His research is empirically oriented, and is frequently concerned with overcoming identification problems such as simultaneity. His research has examined topics such as the short-run response of prices and quantities to demand shocks, the response of consumption to predictable movements in labor income, the impact of parental income on children's labor market success, and the short-run impact of technological change on industry activity.
His current projects include a study of nominal illusion in major league baseball decision-making. Publications include "Do Supply Curves Slope Up?"Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1993; "Union Contracts and the Life Cycle-Permanent Income Hypothesis,"American Economic Review, 1995; "Does Parents'Money Matter?"Journal of Public Economics, 1999; and "Complementaritiesand Comovements",Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 2002.
- Consumption and Savings Behavior
- Interindustry Linkages
- Agglomeration Economies
- Baseball Statistics
- Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990
|Course Name||Course Title||Semester||Syllabus|
|ECON898||Pre-Candidacy Research||Winter 2017|
|ECON899||Doctoral Dissertation Research||Winter 2017|
|ECON201||Principles of Macro-Economics||Fall 2017|
|ECON799||Master's Thesis Research||Summer 2017 II|
|ECON898||Pre-Candidacy Research||Summer 2017 II|
|ECON899||Doctoral Dissertation Research||Summer 2017 II|
|ECON799||Master's Thesis Research||Summer 2017 I|
|ECON898||Pre-Candidacy Research||Summer 2017 I|
|ECON899||Doctoral Dissertation Research||Summer 2017 I|
|ECON898||Pre-Candidacy Research||Winter 2016|
|ECON899||Doctoral Dissertation Research||Winter 2016|
|ECON201||Principles of Macro-Economics||Fall 2016|
|ECON601||Macroeconomic Analysis I||Fall 2016|
|ECON799||Master's Thesis Research||Summer 2016 II|
|ECON898||Pre-Candidacy Research||Summer 2016 II|
|ECON899||Doctoral Dissertation Research||Summer 2016 II|
|ECON799||Master's Thesis Research||Summer 2016 I|
|ECON898||Pre-Candidacy Research||Summer 2016 I|
|ECON899||Doctoral Dissertation Research||Summer 2016 I|
|ECON201||Principles of Macro-Economics||Fall 2015||Syllabus|
|ECON601||Macroeconomic Analysis I||Fall 2015|
- Complementarities and Comovements , John Shea , Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking 34(2) , 412-433 , May 2002.
- Does Parents' Money Matter? , John Shea , Journal of Public Economics 77(2) , 155-184 , August 2000.
- Instrument Relevance in Linear Models: a Simple Measure , John Shea , Review of Economics and Statistics 79(2) , 348-352 , May 1997.
- Myopia, Liquidity Constraints and Aggregate Consumption: a Simple Test , John Shea , Journal of Money, Credit and Banking 27(3) , 798-805 , August 1995.
- Union Contracts and the Life Cycle-Permanent Income Hypothesis , John Shea , American Economic Review 85(1) , 186-200 , March 1995.
- Should We Test the Life Cycle-Permanent Income Hypothesis Using Food Consumption Data? , John Shea , Economics Letters 45(1) , 63-68 , May 1994.
- The Input-Output Approach to Instrument Selection , John Shea , Journal of Business and Economic Statistics 11(2) , 145-155 , April 1993.
- Do Supply Curves Slope Up? , John Shea , Quarterly Journal of Economics 108(1) , 1-32 , January 1993.
Department of Economics