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Timothy Bond

Timothy Bond

Associate Professor of Economics


Ph.D., Economics, Boston University


PhD, Economics, Boston University

Journal Articles

  • Bond, T.N., & Lang, K. (2019). The sad truth about happiness scales. Journal of Political Economy, vol. 127 (4), 1629-1640. | Related Website |
  • Bond, T.N., & Bulman, G., & Li, X., & Smith, J. (2018). Updating human capital decisions: Evidence from college applications. Journal of Labor Economics, vol. 36 (3), 807-839. | Related Website |
  • Bond, T.N., & Lehmann, J-Y.K. (2018). Prejudice and racial matches in employment. Labour Economics, vol. 51 271-93. | Related Website |
  • Bond, T.N., & Lang, K. (2018). The Black-White education-scaled test-score gap in grades K-7. Journal of Human Resources, vol. 53 (4), 891-917. | Related Website |
  • Bond, T.N., & Salisbury, L. (2018). Local information, income dispersion, and geograpahic mobility. B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, vol. 18 (3), | Related Website |
  • Bond, T.N. (2017). Internal labor markets in equilibrium. Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, vol. 33 (1), 28-67. | Related Website |
  • Bond, T.N., & Lang, K. (2013). The evolution of the Black-White test score gap in grades K-3: The fragility of results. Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 95 (5), 1468-1479. | Related Website |

Working Papers

  • Batistich, M.K., & Bond, T.N. Stalled racial progress and Japanese trade in the 1970s and 1980s. | Related Website |
  • Bond, T.N., & Mumford, K.J. Teacher performance pay in the United States: Incidence and adult outcomes. | Related Website |
  • Researchers including Krannert's Tim Bond have found that it is nearly impossible to draw definitive conclusions from happiness surveys

    Face Facts: The sad truth about measuring happiness

    We are fascinated by happiness, that elusive life goal. Why are some people — and entire countries — happier than others? The results of happiness surveys are more than a favorite internet trending topic, however. According to a recent study co-authored by Tim Bond, an associate professor of economics at the Krannert School of Management and a faculty affiliate of the Purdue University Research Center in Economics, happiness scales could also have profound impact on public policy.

    Full story: Face Facts: The sad truth about measuring happiness

  • Purdue University livestreams panels on COVID-19 supply chain disruptions and economic implications

    Professors in the Krannert School of Management and College of Agriculture at Purdue University participated in an hourlong panel discussion and Q&A on May 18 about the disruptions to supply chains caused by COVID-19 and implications for consumers. Earlier in May, three Krannert faculty affiliates from the Purdue University Research Center in Economics (PURCE) hosted a Facebook Live event on the economic implications of COVID-19.

    Full story: Purdue University livestreams panels on COVID-19 supply chain disruptions and economic implications

  • White collar worker in her kitchen at home
    Pay cuts, layoffs hit white-collar workers, too, says Purdue economist
    Unemployment is becoming more common among white-collar workers as the wave of layoffs and pay cuts that first ravaged the service industry in mid-March start to erode management, upper-level and even executive jobs, says Purdue economist Timothy Bond. “It’s going to trickle up, eventually."
  • Tippecanoe County is facing historic levels of unemployment
    Like the rest of the United States, Tippecanoe County has been hit hard by unemployment caused by the COVID-19 crisis. As many companies temporarily halt operations, recently laid-off or furloughed workers still have opportunities to advance their careers, education and finances, according to Purdue career and personal finance experts.
  • Purdue economists: Americans unemployed due to COVID-19 lockdowns could be slow to return to work
    The COVID-19 pandemic has paused the United States economy and resulted in historic levels of unemployment, and it’s unclear how easily the light switch can be turned back on, say Purdue University economists who specialize in public policy and labor markets.
  • Tight Labor Market
    Trend of younger people not working contributes to tight labor market, says Purdue economist
    Employers are having problems finding workers, and low unemployment is the reason why. Nationally, unemployment is at 3.7 %, the lowest it's been in decades. Fast-food jobs, for example, have often relied on teenagers to fill some of their positions, but experts say trends show teenagers aren't participating in the workforce the way they use to. "It’s going to be harder to find people at entry levels and it's going to be harder to find people at the higher levels as well,” says Timothy Bond, an associate professor of economics at Purdue.
  • Faculty promotions at Purdue approved by board
    Purdue University’s Board of Trustees on Friday (April 12) approved the following faculty promotions within the Krannert School of Management effective with the 2019-20 academic year: Timothy N. Bond and Cathy M. Zhang; associate professor of economics; Sergey Chernenko and Thanh T. Nguyen; associate professor of management; Roy M. Dejoie, clinical associate professor of management; Troy D. Janes, clinical professor of management. Congratulations to all.

Phone: 63664
Office: KRAN 337

Area(s) of Expertise

Labor Economics, Organizational Economics, Economics of Education