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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 Fall 2019 semester I’m teaching four courses: Microeconomic Theory (intermediate), Economics Methods (statistics), Health Economics, and Sports Economics.

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Latest Updates: My work was cited in an article titled “Why Sports Is a Great Proving Ground for Managerial Ideas” by Paul Michelman in the MIT Sloan Management Review.

Research and Teaching Interests: 

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

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

Shirking Between Games 100719

Job Market Paper (2018-19):
New Evidence in the Study of Shirking in Major League Baseball

Job Market Paper 111818