Gregory Niemesh

Associate Professor



Academic Background

  • Ph.D., Economics, Vanderbilt University, 2012
  • B.A., Economics, DePauw University, 2004

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Miami University 2020-Present
  • Assistant Professor, Miami University, 2013-2020
  • National Bureau of Economic Research, Faculty Research Fellow (DAE), 2017
  • Senior Lecturer, Vanderbilt University, 2012 - 2013
  • Research Assistant, Vanderbilt University, 2011 - 2012
  • Instructor, Vanderbilt University, 2010 - 2011
  • Teaching Assistant, Vanderbilt University, 2008 - 2010
  • Economist, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2004 - 2007

Recent Publications

  • Gregory T. Niemesh and Katharine Shester. (2020) "Racial Residential Segregation and Black Low Birth Weight, 1970-2010", Regional Science and Urban Economics, Forthcoming.
  • Moehling, Carolyn, Gregory Niemesh, Melissa Thomasson, and Jaret Treber. (2020). "Medical Education Reforms and the Origins of the Rural Physician Shortage", Cliometrica, 14(1).
  • Jacqueline Craig, Charles C. Moul, and Gregory T. Niemesh. (2020) "Do menu-labelling laws translate into results? The disparate impacts on population obesity and diabetes", Applied Economics, 52(14); 1592-1605.
  • Gregory T. Niemesh and L. Allison Jones-Farmer and Joseph Hart and William Holmes and Nathan Soundappan. (2020) "The Impact of Land Bank Demolitions on Property Values", Economics Bulletin, Volume 40, Issue 1, pages 217-233.
  • Collins, William and Gregory Niemesh. (2019). "Unions and the Great Compression of American Inequality, 1940-1960," Economic History Review, 72(2): 691-715
  • Eriksson, Katherine and Gregory Niemesh and Melissa Thomasson. (2018). "Revising Infant Mortality Rates for the Early 20th Century United States" Demography. 55(6): 2001-2024
  • Gregory Niemesh and Melissa Thomasson. (2018). "Improvements in Health and the Organization and Development of Health Care and Health Insurance Markets." in Handbook of Cliometrics, eds. Claude Diebolt and Michael Haupert. Berlin: Springer
  • "Revisiting the Great Compression: Wage inequality in the United States, 1940-1960" (with Taylor Jaworksi, UC-Boulder). Historical Methods, 2018, 51(1):39-48.
  • "Ironing Out Deficiencies: Evidence from the United States on the Economic Effects of Iron Deficiency" Journal of Human Resources, Fall 2015, 50:910-958.

Honors & Awards

  • Honors Student Council Faculty of the Year Award, 2018
  • Richard K. Smucker Teaching Excellence Award: Outstanding Junior Professor, Farmer School of Business, 2017
  • Arthur H. Cole Grant in Aid, Economic History Association, 2014
  • John E. Rovensky Fellowship, University of Illinois Foundation, 2011-2012
  • Noel Dissertation Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, 2011
  • College of Arts & Science Summer Research Award, Vanderbilt University, 2011


  • Economic History
  • Labor Economics
  • Health Economics


My research agenda focuses on the intersection of health economics, labor economics, and economic history. In particular, I am motivated to understand how nutrition, health status, human capital, and labor productivity have interacted with one another over the long run of modern economic development. This entails drawing on core concepts in labor and health economics, as well as medical research and economic and social history. It also entails careful attention to issues of causal inference when trying to isolate specific relationships of interest.


  • SPRING 2023
  • ECO 201 E TR 11:40-1:00, FSB 0025
  • ECO 201 F TR 1:15-2:35, FSB 0025
Gregory Niemesh

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  • M 2:00-3:00
  • WF 11:00-12:00


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