Economics Department

Jeffrey A. Parker

George Hay Professor of Economics

Office: Vollum 229 (infrequently during pandemic)
Phone: 503-517-7308
Fax: 503-777-7776
Office hours: (Fall 2020) Mondays 12:30-1:30, Tuesdays 10-11:00, or by appointment. By Zoom conference. See course Moodle sites or IRIS campus information directory for link, or email me.
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. Taught at the University of Economics in Bratislava, Fall 2015.

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught

  • Economics 201: Introduction to Economic Analysis (Fall 2020)
  • Economics 304: Intermediate Macroeconomics (Fall 2017)
  • Economics 311: Survey of Econometric Methods (Fall 2017)
  • Economics 312: Theory and Practice of Econometrics (Spring 2020)
  • Economics 314: Macroeconomic Theory (Spring 2020)
  • Economics 321: Economics of Reed College (Fall 2011)
  • Economics 341: Monetary and Fiscal Policy (Fall 2019)
  • Economics 354: Economics of Science and Technology (Fall 2019)
  • 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)
  • EUBA Masters Macroeconomics (Fall 2015)
  • EUBA Doctoral Macroeconomics (Fall 2015)

Fall 2020 Courses

  • Econ 201: MWF 10:05-10:55 and 11:10-12:00. Online to start, then maybe Trillium 150.

Class-Related Items

Recent Research

Correlates of Regional Unemployment in Regions of East-Central Europe, June 2018. For presentation at Western Economic Association conference, Vancouver, BC.

Natural Unemployment Rates for Sub-National Regions: Estimates for U.S. States updated version, December 2015. Previous version: January 2015 WEAI New Zealand conference version

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)