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My name is Richard Paulsen and I have a PhD in Economics from the Department of Economics at Northeastern University. I currently work as a lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Vermont. For the Spring 2020 semester I’ll be teaching Microeconomic Theory (intermediate), Economics Methods (statistics), and a 170 student section of Principles of Microeconomics. This past fall I taught four courses: Microeconomic Theory, Economics Methods, Health Economics, and Sports Economics. I’m running a limited job search and am available for interviews.

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Latest Updates: A revision has been requested at Education Finance and Policy for my paper with Dr. Alicia Modestino entitled “School’s Out: How Summer Youth Employment Programs Impact Academic Outcomes”.

My paper entitled “Patterns of buprenorphine/naloxone prescribing: an analysis of claims data from Massachusetts” (with A. Modestino, G. Young, M. Alam, M. Hasan, L. Young) is now available online at The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.

Research and Teaching Interests: 

Primary: Labor Economics
Secondary: Industrial Organization, Sports Economics, Health Economics, Economics of Education

Job Market Papers (2019-20):
It’s a party in the MLB: An analysis of shirking between games in Major League Baseball

Shirking Between Games 100719

New Evidence in the Study of Shirking in Major League Baseball

Job Market Paper 111818