William N. Evans, a Kellogg Institute for International Studies faculty fellow, is Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Economics and chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Notre Dame. An applied microeconomist, Evans has worked on topics in labor economics, the economics of education, public finance, and health economics. He and his colleague Jim Sullivan are the cofounders of the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO), a research center that partners with local service providers such as Catholic Charities to provide evidenced-based poverty solutions. A research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Evans holds a PhD from Duke University. Evans and his wife Eileen have three sons: Conor (ND 2012), Brendan (ND 2015) and Patrick (ND 2019).
Applied microeconomics, specializing in labor economics, health economics, and the economics of education
The economic determinants of infant and child health, the impact of socioeconomic status on health, measuring the medical benefits and costs of greater health care utilization, health care reform in Guatemala.
Working paper (non-Kellogg)
The Surprising Holes in Our Knowledge of America’s Homeless Population
Sep 17, 2019
Faculty Fellow William Evans, was mentioned in Washington Post's article: "The Surprising Holes in Our Knowledge of America’s Homeless Population", which discusses the the increase in homelessness and the role that social institutions play.
Using Rigorous Evaluation to Reduce and Prevent Homelessness in North America
Sep 10, 2019
Faculty Fellow William Evans was mentioned in Phys.Org's publication: "Using Rigorous Evaluation to Reduce and Prevent Homelessness in North America", where they use his working paper related to homelessness prevention and reduction,"Reducing and Preventing Homelessness: A Review of the Evidence and Charting a Research Agenda," co-authored by David Phillips to describe the rigorous impact evaluation methods on homlessness and outline on a research agenda for additional evaluations.
What Budget Cuts During the Great Recession Did to Pupils Test Scores
Jun 6, 2019
The Economist published: "What Budget Cuts During the Great Recession Did to Pupils Test Scores", and one of the most noticeable effects was on class size. It cited Faculty Fellow William Evans, chair of Notre Dame's Department of Economics and cofounder of the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO), based on his research on school layoffs.