Ethan Kaplan joined the department as an Assistant Professor in 2011. Before joining the department, he had previously been an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University. He obtained his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 2005. His main area of research is empirical political economy and applied micro-econometrics. His research has focused on media economics, the determination and persistence of political preferences, interest group behavior, and the political economy of U.S. intervention. More recently, in addition to his research on political economy, he has started a sequence of projects using applied micro-econometric techniques to investigate macroecononic questions.
Areas of Interest
- Political Economics
- Applied Micro-Econometrics
- Labor Economics
Degree TypePhDDegree DetailsUniversity of California, Berkeley, 2005
|Course Name||Course Title||Semester||Syllabus|
|ECON175||Inequality: Determinants and Policy Remedies||Fall 2023|
|ECON756||Empirical Political Economics||Spring 2023|
|ECON175||Inequality: Determinants and Policy Remedies||Fall 2022|
|ECON756||Empirical Political Economics||Spring 2022|
|ECON175||Inequality: Determinants and Policy Remedies||Fall 2021|
|ECON756||Empirical Political Economics||Spring 2021|
- Excess Capacity and Heterogeneity in the Fiscal Multiplier: Evidence from the Obama Stimulus Package, , Working paper, August .
- The Persistence of Political Partisanship: Evidence from 9/11, , Working Paper, February .
- The Political Economy of Discretionary Spending: Evidence from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, , Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, June .
- Nurse Unions and Patient Outcomes, , Working paper, November .
- The Iceberg Theory of Campaign Contributions: Political Threats and Interest Group Behavior, , American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 5(1 ), 1-31, February .
- Occupy Wall Street and the Political Economy of Inequality, , The Economist's Voice 9(3 ), March .
- Political Polarization and the Dynamics of Political Language: Evidence from 130 Years of Partisan Speech, , Brookings Papers on Economic Activity 45(2 ), 1-81, September .
- Coups, Corporations, and Classified Information, , Quarterly Journal of Economics 126(3 ), 1375-1409, August .
- Does Outsourcing Reduce Wages in the LowWage Service Occupations? Evidence from Janitors and Guards, , Industrial and Labor Relations Review 63(2 ), 287-306, January .
- The Political Impact of Media Bias, , The Effects of Mass Media on Public Policy, January .
- The Fox News Effect: Media Bias and Voting, , Quarterly Journal of Economics 122(3 ), 1187-1234, August .
- Did the Malaysian Capital Controls Work?, , Managing Currency Crises in Emerging Markets, ed. by Sebastian Edwards and Jeffrey Frankel, 393-440, January .
- Aggregate Demand Externalities and Labor Supply Decisions: Worker Discouragement and Market Inefficiency, , Economics Letters 56(1 ), 89-94, September .
- Kartikeya Batra