Contact Information

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

Recent Publications

  • Dennis A. Ahlburg and Brian P. McCall, 2021,"One Hundred Years of the Gender Gap in Examination Results at the University of Oxford," History of Education, 50(2):240-256.
  • Dennis A. Ahlburg and Brian P. McCall, 2020, "A Very English Revolution: The Impacts of Coresidence at the University of Oxford," History of Education, 49(5):682-706.
  • Stephanie Lluis and Brian P. McCall, 2019, "Employment and Job Search Implications of the Extended Weeks and Working While on Claim Pilot Initiatives," Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques, 45(2):129-172.
  • Brian P. McCall and Elizabeth M. Starr, 2018, “Effects of Autism Spectrum Disorder on Parental Employment in the United States: Evidence from the National Health Interview Survey,” Community, Work, & Family, 21(4):367-392.
  • Brian Jacob, Brian McCall and Kevin M. Stange, 2018. "College as Country Club: Do Colleges Cater to Students’ Preferences for Consumption?" Journal of Labor Economics , 36(2):309-348.
  • Brian P. McCall, Jeffrey Smith, and Connie Wunsch, 2016 ,"Government Sponsored Vocational Education for Adults" Handbook of the Economics of Education Vol. 5 , E. Hanushek, S. Machin, and L.Woessmann (Ed) North-Holland.
  • Robert Toutkousian, Donald Hossler, Stephen L. DesJardins, Brian McCall, and Manuel Gonzalez Canche, 2015, "The Effect of Participating in Indiana’s Twenty-first Century Scholars Program on College Enrollments", Review of Higher Education, 39(1):59-95.
  • Jeongeun Kim, Jiyun Kim, Stephen L. DesJardins and Brian P. McCall, 2015, "Taking Algebra II in High School: Does it Increase College Access and Success?", Journal of Higher Education , 86(4):628-662.
  • 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

  • Benjamin Alcott and Brian McCall, 2016, "Did the Education Maintenance Allowance Increase Enrollment in Post-16 Education?" mimeo.
  • Stephanie Lluis and Brian McCall, 2015, "Employment Insurance Changes and Post-unemployment Outcomes: Evidence from the Canadian Labour Force Survey 2000-2010," mimeo.
  • 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.
  • Brian P. McCall and Benjamin M. Alcott, 2014, “University Access in England: Selectivity and Subject Choice,” 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.


Other Activities 

Current Dissertation Committees 

  • Darrell Allen, Education, Member
  • Paula Clasing, Education, Member
  • Heeyun Kim, Education, member
  • Noe Ortega, Education, member
  • Christine Tracy, Education, member

Recently Completed PhD's 

  • Meghan Osler, Education, 2020, member (Iowa College Aid)
  • Kolby Gadd, Education, 2020, member (CEDER, School of Education, University of Michigan)
  • Molly Baugh, Music Education, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, 2020 Member (Indiana University Southeast)
  • Avery Calkins, Economics, 2020, member (Rand Corporation)
  • Xiaoyang Ye, Education, 2019, member (Princeton University, Post-doc)
  • Angela Vidal-Rodriguez,Education, 2018, member (Northeastern Illinois University)
  • Matt DeMonbrun, Education, 2018, member, (SMU, Institutional Research)
  • Gail Lucasan, Economics, 2018, member (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
  • Meredith Billings, Education, 2018 member (University of Georgia Post-Doc)
  • Julian Hsu, Economics, 2017, member (College Board)
  • Alfredo Sosa, Economics, 2017, co-chair (SOLO World Partners, LCC)
  • Emily House, Education, 2017, chair (‎Tennessee Higher Education Commission)
  • Katie Lim, Economics, 2016, member (Office of Tax Analysis, U.S. Dept. of Treasury)
  • Sania Zaidi, Education, 2016, member (University of Chicago, Illinois, Post-doc)
  • Mark Wiederspan, Education, 2015, member (Arizona State University)
  • Benjamin Alcott, Education, 2015, chair (University of Cambridge)
  • Anna Kroth, Education, 2015, co-chair (Humboldt Universitat Zu Berlin)
  • Michelle Reicher, Education, 2014, member (University of Pittsburgh, Post-doc)
  • 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 Kentucky)
  • 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)