About

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).

Thematic Interests

Applied microeconomics, specializing in labor economics, health economics, and the economics of education

Current Research

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.

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Journal Articles

“Children and Their Parents’ Labor Supply: Evidence from Exogenous Variation in Family Size” (with Joshua Angrist), American Economic Review 88, 3 (1998)
"Utility Functions that Depend on Health Status: Estimates and Economic Implications" (with W. Kip Viscusi), American Economic Review 80, 3 (1990)

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