Contact Information

Texas A&M University
Department of Economics
3087 Allen Building
4228 TAMU
College Station, TX  77843
 
Phone: (979) 845-7302
Fax: (979) 847-8757

Email: mhoekstra@econmail.tamu.edu

 

 

 


 



Mark Hoekstra
Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Applied Microeconomics, including Labor Economics and the Economics of Education

Publications

  • Are School Counselors an Effective Education Input? (with Scott E. Carrell), Economics Letters 2014, 125(1): 66-69 (pdf)

  • Bank Privatization, Finance, and Growth (with Daniel Berkowitz and Koen Schoors), Journal of Development Economics 2014, 110: 93-106 (pdf)

  • Does Strengthening Self-Defense Law Deter Crime or Escalate Violence?  Evidence from Expansions to Castle Doctrine (with Cheng Cheng), Journal of Human Resources 2013, 48 (3): 821-854 (pdf) (Stata files) (homicide data in Excel format) (illustration of methodology)

  • Family Business or Social Problem?  The Cost of Unreported Domestic Violence (with Scott E. Carrell), Journal of Policy Analysis & Management 2012, 31 (4): 861-875 (pdf)

  • Is Poor Fitness Contagious?  Evidence from Randomly Assigned Friends (with Scott E. Carrell and James West) Journal of Public Economics 2011, 95 (7-8): 657-663 (pdf)

  • The Ticket to Easy Street?  The Financial Consequences of Winning the Lottery (with Scott Hankins and Paige Marta Skiba),  Review of Economics and Statistics 2011, 93 (3): 961-969 (pdf)

  • Does Drinking Impair College Performance?  Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Approach (with Scott E. Carrell and James West),  Journal of Public Economics 2011, 95 (1-2): 54-62 (pdf)

  • Does High School Quality Matter?  Evidence from Admissions Data (with Daniel Berkowitz), Economics of Education Review 2011, 30 (2): 280-288 (pdf)

  • Lucky in Life, Unlucky in Love?  The Effect of Random Income Shocks on Marriage and Divorce (with Scott Hankins),  Journal of Human Resources 2011, 46 (2): 403-426 (pdf)

  • Externalities in the Classroom: How Children Exposed to Domestic Violence Affect Everyone’s Kids (with Scott E. Carrell)American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2010, 2 (1): 211-228 (pdf)

  • The Effect of Attending the Flagship State University on Earnings: A Discontinuity-Based Approach, Review of Economics and Statistics 2009, 91 (4):  717-724 (pdf) (appendices)

Working Papers

  • Cash for Corollas: When Stimulus Reduces Spending (with Steven L. Puller and Jeremy West) (pdf) (VoxEU column)

  • How Do Households Respond to Increases in Fuel Economy?  Regression Discontinuity Evidence (with Jeremy West, Jonathan Meer, and Steven L. Puller) (pdf)

  • Illegal Immigration, State Law, and Deterrence (with Sandra Orozco-Aleman) (pdf)

  • When Should We Trust Weighted Least Squares Estimates? (with Cheng Cheng) (waiting on additional simulations - revised draft coming soon)

Work in Progress

  • Race and the Contact Hypothesis: Evidence from Revealed Preference (with Scott E. Carrell and James West)

  • Bounding the Electoral Impact of Voter Identification Laws (with Vijetha Koppa)

  • The Long-Run Effects of Exposure to Troubled Peers (with Scott E. Carrell and Elira Kuka)

  • Safer Cars or Safer Drivers?  The Effect of Vehicle Size on Passenger Safety (with Steven L. Puller and Jeremy West)

  • Income Shocks and Domestic Violence (with Cheng Cheng)

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