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Neal Olitsky

Assistant Professor

College of Arts and Sciences


2002 Oberlin College B.A. in Economics and Applied Mathematics
2004 The University of Iowa M.A. in Economics
2008 The University of Iowa Ph.D in Economics


  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Labor Economics
  • Economics of Education
  • Economic Growth

Research interests

  • Labor economics
  • Economics of education
  • Effect of education decisions on educational and labor market success

Select publications

Sarah B. Cosgrove & Neal H. Olitsky (2015).
Knowledge Retention and Online Cousrework: Evidence from Principles of Economics Courses
Southern Economic Journal, 82, 556-579.

Neal H. Olitsky (2014).
How Do Academic Achievement and Gender Affect the Earnings of STEM Majors? A Propensity Score Matching Approach
Research in Higher Education, 25, 245-271.

George R. Neumann, Neal H. Olitsky & Steve B. Robbins (2009).
Job Congruence, Academic Achievment, and Earnings
Labour Economics, 16, 503-509.