Contact Information

2108B School of Education
610 East University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259
Tel: (734) 647-8366
bpmccall@umich.edu

Recent Publications

  • Stephen L. DesJardins and Brian P. McCall, 2014, "The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program on college and post-college related choices of high ability, low-income minority students," Economics of Education Review, 38:124-138.
  • Fredrik Andersson, Elizabeth Davis, Matthew L. Freedman, Julia I. Lane, Brian P. McCall, L. Kristin Sandusky, 2012, “Decomposing the Sources of Earnings Inequality: Assessing the Role of Reallocation,” Industrial Relations, 51(4): 779-810.
  • Brian P. McCall and Robert Bielby, 2012, “Regression Discontinuity Design: Recent Developments and a Guide to Practice for Researchers in Higher Education,” in John Smart and Michael Paulsen (Ed.) Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research XXVII, 249-290.
  • Stephen L. DesJardins, Brian P. McCall, Molly Ott and Jiyun Kim, 2010 "A Quasi-Experimental Investigation of How the Gates Millennium Scholars Program Affects College Students’ Time Use and Activities," Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 32(4):456-475.
  • Stephen L. DesJardins, and Brian P. McCall, 2010, "Simulating the Effects of Financial Aid Packages on
    College Student Stopout, Reenrollment Spells, and
    Graduation Chances," Review of Higher Education, 33:513-541.

Selected Publications

  • Avner Ben-Ner, Brian P. McCall, Massoud Stephane, and Hua Wang, 2009, “Identity and In-Group and Out-Group Differentiation in Work and Giving Behaviors: Experimental Evidence,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 72: 153-170.

  • David Card and Brian P. McCall, 2009, “When to Start a Fight and When to Fight Back: Liability Disputes in the Worker’s Compensation System,” Journal of Labor Economics, 27:149-178.
  • Stephen L. DesJardins, Dennis A. Ahlburg, and Brian P. McCall, 2006, "The Effects of Interrupted Enrollment on Graduation from College: Racial, Income, and Ability Differences," Economics of Education Review 25:575-590.
  • Stephen L. DesJardins, Dennis A. Ahlburg, and Brian P. McCall, 2002, "Simulating the Longitudinal Effects of Changes in Financial Aid on Student Departure from College," Journal of Human Resources 37:653-679.
  • Steve DesJardins, Dennis Ahlburg, Brian P. McCall, 1999, "An Event History Model of Student Departure," Economics of Education Review 18:375-390.
  • Brian P. McCall, 1997, "The Determinants of Full-time Versus Part-time Re-employment Following Job Displacement," Journal of Labor Economics 15:714-734.
  • John W. Budd and Brian P. McCall, 1997, "The Effect of Unions on the Receipt of Unemployment Insurance Benefits," Industrial and Labor Relations Review 50:478-491.
  • Brian P. McCall, 1996, "Unemployment Insurance Rules, Joblessness, and Part-time Work," Econometrica 64:647-682.
  • David Card and Brian P. McCall, 1996, "Is Workers' Compensation Covering Uninsured Medical Costs? Evidence from the 'Monday Effect,'" Industrial and Labor Relations Review 49:690-706.
  • Brian P. McCall, 1994, "Testing the Proportional Hazards Model in the Presence of Unmeasured Heterogeneity," Journal of Applied Econometrics 9:321-334.
  • Brian P. McCall, 1994, "Specification Diagnostics for Duration Models: A Martingale Approach," Journal of Econometrics 60:293-312.
  • Brian P. McCall, 1994, "The Effect of Job Heterogeneity on Reservation Wages," International Economic Review 35:773-791.
  • Brian P. McCall, 1990, "Occupational Matching: A Test of Sorts," Journal of Political Economy 98:45-70.
  • Brian P. McCall and John J. McCall, 1987, "A Sequential Study of Migration and Job Search," Journal of Labor Economics 5:452-476.

Working Papers

  • Paco Martorell, Brian McCall and Isaac McFarlin, 2014. "Do Public Tuition Subsidies Promote College Enrollment? Evidence From Community College Taxing Districts In Texas," Working Papers 14-32, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Robert Toutkousian, Donald Hossler, Stephen L. DesJardins, Brian McCall and Manuel Gonzalez Canche, 2014, "Effect of Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars Program in College Enrolmments," mimeo.
  • Brian P. McCall and Benjamin M. Alcott, 2014, “University Access in England: Selectivity and Subject Choice,” University of Michigan, mimeo.
  • Brian P. McCall and Elizabeth M. Starr, 2014, “Effects of Autism Spectrum Disorder on Parental Employment in the United States: Evidence from the National Health Interview Survey,” University of Michigan, mimeo.
  • Brian Jacob, Brian McCall and Kevin M. Stange, 2013. "College as Country Club: Do Colleges Cater to Students’ Preferences for Consumption?," NBER Working Papers 18745, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  • Jeongeun Kim, Jiyun Kim, Stephen L. DesJardins and Brian P. McCall, 2013, "Taking Algebra II in High School: Does it Increase College Access and Success?", University of Michigan, mimeo.
  • Brian P. McCall and Alfredo Sosa, 2012, “The Effect of Course Taking Behavior During High School on Academic Achievement and College Access and Choice,” University of Michigan, mimeo.

Books

Other Activities 

Current Dissertation Committees 

  • Benjamin Alcott, Education, chair
  • Mark Wiederspan, Education, member
  • Michelle Reicher, Education, member
  • Sania Zaidi, Education, member
  • Rob Bielby, Education, member
  • Emily House, Education, chair
  • Anna Kroth, Education, co-chair
  • Andres Martinez, Education, co-chair

Recently Completed PhD's 

  • David Knapp, Economics, 2014, member, (Rand Corporation)
  • Uniko Chen, Economics, 2014, member, (Mercer)
  • Breno Braga, Economics, 2014, member, (Urban Institute)
  • Krystal Williams, Education, 2014, member, (AERA Post-doc Fellow at ETS)
  • James Webb, Education, 2014, member (University of the Pacific)
  • Laura Zimmerman, Economics, 2014, member (University of Georgia)
  • Dan Leeds, Economics, 2013, co-chair (Michigan Department of Education)
  • Pawel Krolikowski, Economics, 2013, member (Institute for Social Research, Post-doc)
  • Italo Gutierrez, Economics, 2013, member (Rand Corporation)
  • Elena Spatoulas Patel, Economics, 2013, member (Office of Tax Analysis, U.S. Dept. of Treasury
  • Ryan Nunn, Economics, 2012, member (Office of Economic Analysis, U.S. Dept. of Treasury)
  • Joe Waddington, Education, 2012, chair (University of Notre Dame, Post-doc)
  • William MacMillan, Political Science, 2012, member (Washington University, St. Louis, Post-doc)
  • Jongyearn Lee, Economics, 2012, member (Korea Development Institute)
  • Jiyun Kim, Education, 2011, chair (Ministry of Education, Science & Technology, Korea)
  • Molly Ott, Education, 2011, member (Arizona State University)
  • Ozan Jaquette, Education, 2011, member (University of Arizona)
  • Todd Pugatch, Economics, 2011, chair (Oregon State University)
  • Lijing Yang, Education, 2011, member (University of Georgia, Post-doc)
  • Stephan Lindner, Economics, 2011, member (Urban Institute)