Economics Department

Jeffrey A. Parker

George Hay Professor of Economics

Office: CC229
Phone: 503-517-7308
Fax: 503-777-7776
Office hours (Fall 2014): Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30-3pm.
e-mail: parker@reed.edu

Education

B.A. 1974 Drake University
Ph.D. 1981 Stanford University

Taught at Reed College since 1988. Previously taught at University of Houston, 1979-88.

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught

  • Economics 201: Introduction to Economic Analysis (Fall 2013)
  • Economics 304: Intermediate Macroeconomics (Fall 2014)
  • Economics 312: Theory and Practice of Econometrics (Spring 2014)
  • Economics 314: Macroeconomic Theory (Spring 2014)
  • Economics 321: Economics of Reed College (Fall 2011)
  • Economics 341: Monetary and Fiscal Policy (Fall 2012)
  • Economics 354: Economics of Science and Technology (Fall 2012)
  • Economics 401: Special Topics: Advanced Macroeconomics (Fall 2007)
  • Economics 454: Economic Growth (Fall 2011)
  • Economics 567: (MALS Program) Financial Crises, Market Crashes, and Economic Depressions (Summer 2011)

Spring 2014 Courses

Economics Department Citation Guide (pdf format)

Recent Research

Link to Teagle Foundation Peer Effects Project

"Classmate Peer Effects: Evidence from Core Courses at Three Colleges," (with James Grant, Jan Crouter, and Jon Rivenburg), draft presented at PNAIRP Conference, Vancouver BC, October 2010.

"Learning from Your Classmates: A Multi-Method Assessment of Classmate Peer Effects in First-Year Core Courses at Three Colleges," (with Jon Rivenburg, Jay Beaman, and Neal Christopherson), draft presented at PNAIRP Conference, Vancouver BC, October 2010.

"Does Living Near Classmates Help Introductory Economics Students Get Better Grades?" draft version of paper published in Journal of Economic Education, 43:2, April 2012, 149–164.

"Does Living Near Classmates Help Introductory Students Get Better Grades?" presented at American Economic Association meetings, January 2009.

"Peer Effects: Do First-Year Classmates, Roommates, and Dormmates Affect Students' Academic Success," (with Jessica Hoel and Jon Rivenburg), draft presented at January 2005 HEDS Winter Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

"Classroom Peer Effects: Evidence from Core Courses at Three Colleges," (with Jan Crouter, James Grant, and Jon Rivenburg), draft presented at Workshop on Economics of Higher Education, Wellesley College, September 2008.

"An Empirical Examination of the Roles of Ability and Gender in Collaborative Homework Assignments," draft version of paper published January 2010 in Journal of Economic Education.


Things I wonder about (and that some student might look into in a thesis someday)