John Shea

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.

Areas of Interest:
  • Consumption and Savings Behavior
  • Interindustry Linkages
  • Agglomeration Economies
  • Baseball Statistics
Degrees
  • 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
  • John Shea
4121A Tydings Hall
Department of Economics
Phone: (301) 405-3491
Email: shea@econ.umd.edu
Office Hours:
Friday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM