William Evans

William Evans

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Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Economics

Office: 437 Flanner Hall
Phone: (574) 631-7039
Email: wevans1@nd.edu

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Areas of Expertise

Labor Economics, Economics of Education, Health Economics

Evans is an applied microeconomist whose work is geared toward social issues and the policies used to address them, such as studies on the economic control of smoking, the economic determinants of health, and the changing quality of teachers. He is especially noted for his use of state-of-the-art econometric techniques to analyze health and education outcomes and the policies used to improve them. Evans has published numerous articles in refereed journals, and he is among the most frequently cited scholars in the field. His research also is regularly cited in other disciplines, including medicine, health care finance, public health, public policy, education, sociology and psychology. Evans is the editor of the Journal of Human Resources, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Scholars Program.


Payday Can Be a Killer


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Bloomberg—Brit Banker Breaks Bad in Crystal Meth Bust

The Washington Post—Welfare reform took people off the rolls. It might have also shortened their lives.

The Telegraph—Men more likely to die after losing their wife, but women carry on as normal

Independent.ie—Men more likely to die after losing their wife, but women carry on as normal

New York Times—Child’s Death May Raise Mother’s Mortality

New York Daily News—Child’s death elevates risk of mom’s demise

Daily Mail—Mother’s risk of an early death soars by 133% following loss of a child

Time Magazine—It’s that second paycheck that’s the real killer, demonstrably more deadly than the first.

Freakonomics Radio—On Payday, Watch Your Back

Marketplace—Freakonomics: Death on payday?

Gizmodo—Getting Paid Could Kill You

The Street—Payday: The Deadliest Time of the Month?

Freakonomics—Why You’re More Likely to Die After Getting Paid

US News and World Report—Paycheck Can Be Dangerous: Study

Wall Street Journal—Killer Paydays

MSNBC—Payday might be your last, study finds

Time—Why Getting Paid Increases Your Risk of Death

Anchorage Daily News—Professor: People more likely to die around payday

Arizona Daily Star—Mortality rates jump soon after paydays

MSNBC—Notre Dame economist says payday can be a killer

WIBC 93.1 FM—Notre Dame Study Shows More Deaths Around Pay Day

WNDU-TV—ND research suggests ADHD is over diagnosed in large number of kids

NBC Today—Nearly 1 million ADHD misdiagnoses, study says