William N. Evans is Keough-Hesburgh Professor 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).
Fighting to Prevent Homelessness (2020)
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)
Economists Conclude Opioid Crisis Responsible for Millions of Children Living Apart from Parents
Aug 11, 2020
While the opioid crisis has had profound impacts on adults, there has been relatively little research into its effects on the children of drug users. A recent study by Kellogg Faculty Fellow William Evans, along with fellow University of Notre Dame economists Kasey Buckles and Ethan Lieber, is one of the first to examine these impacts.
Evans Quoted on California’s Rising Unemployment and Budget Deficit
May 7, 2020
Faculty Fellow Bill Evans (economics) was quoted in an article from The Wall Street Journal titled, “Coronavirus Brings California Mass Unemployment, Huge Budget Hole, Governor Says.”
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.