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James N. Brown
Professor
 
e-mail:jbrown@rice.edu
 
  • B.A. (1973) University of Redlands
  • M.A. (1975) University of Chicago
  • Ph.D. (1980) University of Chicago
 
Primary Department
   Department of Economics
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Research Areas
 Labor Economics
 
Teaching Areas
 Microeconomics, Labor Economics, Empirical Methods
 
Presentations
 Invited Talks
 

"Market-Based Estimates of the Value of a Statistical Life: How Economists Use Market Data to Place a Valuation on Human Life." Continuing Studies Department, Rice University, Houston, TX. (April 7, 2005)

 
 Other
 

"Alcohol Use Among Houston Secondary School Students." Rice University/University of Houston Arthur Andersen Seminar in Empirical Economics, Rice University. (October 23, 2001)

 
 

"Classification Error in Linear Spline Wage Equations." Seminar, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. (April 2000)

 
 Workshops
 

"Risk Perceptions, Risk Aversion, and Teenage Alcohol Abuse." Department of Economics, University of Houston, Houston, TX. (December 7, 2004) With Peter Hartley

 
Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 Ara Stepanian, Ph.D. Empirical Essays in Health and Devlopment Economics. (2003) (Thesis Director)

 Justin Lee Silver, Ph,D. Robust Parametric Functional Component Estimation Using a Divergence Family. (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Rice University Nominee for 2015 Piper Professor Award, Rice University

 Distinguished Associate, Jones College, Rice University (April 2013)

 George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching, Rice University

 George R. Brown Teaching Award Finalist, Rice University (May 2012)

 Sarah A. Burnett Teaching Prize, Rice University School of Social Sciences (May 2011)

 George R. Brown Award for Excellence in Teaching, Rice University (May 2009)

 George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching, Rice University (May 2007)

 Outstanding Associate, Jones College, Rice University (May 2007)

 George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching, (2006)

 George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching, (2004)

 Referee, Journal of Labor Economics and Economic Inquiry