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Kevin Mumford

Kevin Mumford

Associate Professor of Economics
Kozuch Director, Purdue University Research Center in Economics (PURCE)
Economics

Education

Ph.D. Economics, Stanford University
M.A. Economics, Stanford University
B.A. Economics, Brigham Young University

Professor Mumford's teaching interests are in labor economics, public economics, and econometrics.  His research has focused on taxation, fertility, labor supply, welfare program participation, and the role of human capital in measuring national wealth. His major publications include: "Do Family Wealth Shocks Affect Fertility Choices? Evidence from the Housing Market Boom and Bust" (with Michael F. Lovenheim) Review of Economics and Statistics (2013), "A Bayesian Analysis of Payday Loans and their Regulation" (with Minglian Li and Justin L. Tobias) Journal of Econometrics (2012), and "Fertility and the Personal Exemption: Comment" (with Gopi Shah Goda and Richard Crump) American Economic Review (2011). Professor Mumford has received research grants from the Institute for Research on Poverty, the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  He was awarded the John and Mary Willis Young Faculty Scholar Award for research excellence in 2010.  Professor Mumford serves as the faculty advisor to the undergraduate economic club and the Purdue chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society in economics.

Journal Articles

  • Lopresti, John W. & Kevin J. Mumford (2016). Who Benefits from a Minimum Wage Increase?. ILR Review, vol. 69 (5), 1171-1190. | Related Website | Download |
  • Barry, Brock E., Russell A. Long, Kevin J. Mumford, and Matthew W. Ohland (2016). Influence of Job Market Conditions on Engineering Cooperative Education Participation. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, vol. 142:3 | Related Website | Download |
  • Mumford, Kevin J. (2016). Prosperity, Sustainability and the Measurement of Wealth. Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, vol. 3 (2), 226-234. | Related Website | Download |
  • Main, Joyce B., Kevin J. Mumford, and Matthew W. Ohland (2015). Examining the Influence of Engineering Students' Course Grades on Major Choice and Major Switching Behavior. International Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 31 (6A), 1468-1475. | Related Website | Download |
  • Miller, Benjamin M. and Kevin J. Mumford (2015). The Salience of Complex Tax Changes: Evidence from the Child and Dependent Care Credit Expansion. National Tax Journal, vol. 68 (3), 477-510. | Related Website | Download |
  • Lovenheim, Michael F. and Kevin J. Mumford (2013). Do Family Wealth Shocks Affect Fertility Choices: Evidence from the Housing Market Boom and Bust. Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 95 (2), 464-475. | Related Website | Download |
  • Arrow, Kenneth J., Partha Dasgupta, Lawrence H. Goulder, Kevin J. Mumford, and Kirsten Oleson (2013). Sustainability and the Measurement of Wealth: Further Reflections. Environment and Development Economics, vol. 18 (4), 504-516. | Related Website | Download |
  • Li, Mingliang, Kevin J. Mumford, and Justin L. Tobias (2012). A Bayesian Analysis of Payday Loans and Their Regulation. Journal of Econometrics, vol. 171 (2), 205-216. | Related Website | Download |
  • Emerson, Tisha L. N., KimMarie McGoldrick, and Kevin J. Mumford (2012). Women and the Choice to Study Economics. Journal of Economic Education, vol. 43 (4), 349-362. | Related Website | Download |
  • Arrow, Kenneth J., Partha Dasgupta, Lawrence H. Goulder, Kevin J. Mumford, Kirsten Oleson (2012). Sustainability and the Measurement of Wealth. Environment and Development Economics, vol. 17 (3), 317-353. | Related Website | Download |
  • Crump, Richard., Gopi Shah Goda, and Kevin J. Mumford (2011). Fertility and the personal Exemption: Comment. American Economic Review, vol. 101:4 1616-1628. | Related Website | Download |
  • Mumford, Kevin, J. and Matthew W. Ohland (2011). Student Performance in Undergraduate Economics Courses. Journal of Economic Education, vol. 42 (3), 275-282. | Related Website | Download |

Conference Proceedings

  • Mumford, Kevin J. (2010). The Efficiency Cost of Child Tax Benefits. National Tax Association Proceedings of the 101st Annual Conference. vol. 201-207 | Related Website | Download |

Book Chapters

  • Mumford, Kevin J. (2012). Measuring Inclusive Wealth at the State Level in the United States. Inclusive Wealth Report 2012, Cambridge: Cambridge University. | Related Website | Download |
  • Arrow, Kenneth J., Partha Dasgupta, Lawrence H. Goulder, Kevin J. Mumford, and Kirsten Oleson (2010). China, the U.S., and Sustainability: Perspectives Based on Comprehensive Wealth. Is Economic Growth Sustainable?, International Economic Association. | Related Website | Download |

Working Papers

  • Bond, Timothy N. & Kevin J. Mumford (2018). Teacher Performance Pay in the United States: Incidence and Adult Outcomes. | Related Website | Download |
  • Dunford, Benjamin B., Kevin J. Mumford, R. Wayne Boss, Alan D. Boss, and David S. Boss (2018). An Evaluation Study on the Impact of Preventative Conflict Management on Written Grievances, Department Culture, and Retention. | Download |
  • Manchester, Colleen Flaherty & Kevin J. Mumford (2013). How Costly is Welfare Stigma? Separating Psychological Costs from Time Costs. | Download |
  • Mumford, Kevin J. & Katie Schultz The Effect of Underwater Mortgages on Unemployment. | Download |
  • Purdue trustees approve naming of Krannert faculty positions and study abroad program

    The Purdue University Board of Trustees has ratified two named faculty positions at Krannert and approved the naming of the school's study abroad program in honor of an alumna. Professor Justin Tobias was named the Loeb Chair in Economics, while Associate Professor Kevin Mumford was named the Kozuch Director of the Purdue University Research Center in Economics (PURCE). Trustees also approved a resolution of appreciation for those who recently contributed $1 million or more to the university, including Krannert alumna Nancy Handel, whose ongoing gift commitments will create the Nancy H. Handel Study Abroad Program.

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  • Purdue has teamed up with Nationwide to develop a veterinary price index

    Bucking the U.S. government’s assertion that prices for products and services at veterinary hospitals rose 15 percent from 2009 to 2013, pet insurance provider VPI-Nationwide and an economist from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management have concluded that charges for veterinary services actually fell 1 percent in that four-year period.

Contact

mumford@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 49-66773
Office: KRAN 311

Quick links

Personal website

Area(s) of Expertise

Labor Economics, Public Economics, Economics of Education, Policy Evaluation