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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: 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) has been accepted for publication in 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 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