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  • TR 1:45-2:45
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William Even

Raymond E. Glos Professor in Business


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Academic Background

  • Ph.D. University of Iowa, Economics, 1984
  • B.S. University of South Dakota, Mathematics and Economics, 1978

Academic & Professional Experience

  • 2008-present: Raymond E. Glos Professor of Business
  • 2013-present: Research Fellow of Scripps Gerontology Center
  • 2004-present: Research Fellow, IZA (Institute for Study of Labor).
  • 1995-present: Professor, Economics, Miami University.
  • 1994-present: Research Fellow, Employee Benefit Research Institute.
  • 1988-2004: Associate Director, Center for Pension and Retirement Research. 1990-1995: Associate Professor, Economics, Miami University.
  • 1984-1990: Assistant Professor, Economics, Miami University.
  • 1983-1984: Visiting Assistant Professor, Economics, Miami University.

Recent Publications

  • "What do unions do to pension performance?." With David Macpherson. Economic Inquiry 52.3 (2014): 1173-1189.
  • €œThe Effect of the Tipped Minimum Wage on Employees in the U.S. Restaurant Industry€, with David Macpherson, Southern Economic Journal 80.3 (2014): 633-655.
  • "Is Bigger Still Better? The Decline of the Wage Premium at Large Firms." With David Macpherson. Southern Economic Journal 78(4), April 2012: 1181-1201
  • "Growth of Participant Direction in Defined Contribution Plans." With David Macpherson, Industrial Relations 49(2), April 2010.
  • "Managing Risk Caused by Pension Investments in Company Stock." With David Macpherson. National Tax Journal, Volume 57, Issue 3, September 2009: 439-453.
  • "Pension Investments in Employer Stock" with David Macpherson. Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Volume 7, Issue 01, Mar 2008, pp 67-93
  • "The Distributional Consequences of the Shift to Defined Contribution Plans." with David Macpherson, Industrial Relations 46 (3), July 2007: 551-581.

Honors & Awards

  • 2007: Farmer School Faculty Award for Research Excellence.
  • 2004: Selected as an IZA Research Fellow.
  • 1994-1997: Farmer School Faculty Fellow Award, Miami University.
  • 1995: Selected as an EBRI Research Fellow, Employee Benefit Research Institute.
  • 1993: Outstanding Faculty Member at Miami University, Crossing the Boundaries Program.
  • 1976: Dale Bales Economics Award, University of South Dakota.
  • 1974: William E. Ekman Mathematics Award, University of South Dakota.

Areas of Expertise

  • Labor economics
  • Pension economics
  • Econometrics