Assistant Professor Nolan Pope joined the Department of Economics beginning in Fall 2017. Professor Pope is an labor economist and applied microeconomist who specializes in public policy that improves individuals’ labor market and educational outcomes. Nolan uses quasi-experiments, large administrative data sets, and field experiments to answer questions in education, public economics, and labor economics.
His recent research focuses on how measuring and rating teacher quality affects both students and teachers, and how public policies influence underprivileged groups such as immigrants and low-income populations. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in Economics from Brigham Young University.
Areas of Interest
- Applied Microeconomics, Labor Economics, and Economics of Education