Neal Olitsky

Associate Professor

Economics

508-910-6670

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Education

2008University of IowaPh.D. in Economics
2004University of IowaM.A. in Economics
2002Oberlin CollegeB.A. in Economics and Mathematics

Teaching

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

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Survey of introductory macroeconomics with focus on economic growth, unemployment, and inflation. Topics covered include national income accounting, inflation, unemployment, fiscal policy, money, the banking system, and monetary policy. Balance of payments and currency exchange rate issues are analyzed. Cross-listed as PST 232

Survey of introductory macroeconomics with focus on economic growth, unemployment, and inflation. Topics covered include national income accounting, inflation, unemployment, fiscal policy, money, the banking system, and monetary policy. Balance of payments and currency exchange rate issues are analyzed. Cross-listed as PST 232

The labor force. Wages in competitive and non-competitive markets. Wage structures. Inequalities and discrimination. Impacts of unions and social standards. Indexation, inflation and unemployment. Cross-listed as LST 342.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Survey of introductory macroeconomics with focus on economic growth, unemployment, and inflation. Topics covered include national income accounting, inflation, unemployment, fiscal policy, money, the banking system, and monetary policy. Balance of payments and currency exchange rate issues are analyzed. Cross-listed as PST 232

Translation of statistical concepts presented in ECO 332 into tasks in Microsoft Excel. Labs will consist of problems which will be solved step by step to foster an effective approach to statistical computing. Students will use hypothetical and real-world data when performing lab exercises. Topics covered in the lab will be the same as those covered in ECO 332.
Register for this course.

Introduction to data and statistical methods used in economics. Descriptive statistics, probability distributions, sampling, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression including multiple regression are covered. Applications in economics with current economic data are emphasized.
Register for this course.

Survey of introductory macroeconomics with focus on economic growth, unemployment, and inflation. Topics covered include national income accounting, inflation, unemployment, fiscal policy, money, the banking system, and monetary policy. Balance of payments and currency exchange rate issues are analyzed. Cross-listed as PST 232
Register for this course.

Translation of statistical concepts presented in ECO 332 into tasks in Microsoft Excel. Labs will consist of problems which will be solved step by step to foster an effective approach to statistical computing. Students will use hypothetical and real-world data when performing lab exercises. Topics covered in the lab will be the same as those covered in ECO 332.
Register for this course.

Survey of introductory macroeconomics with focus on economic growth, unemployment, and inflation. Topics covered include national income accounting, inflation, unemployment, fiscal policy, money, the banking system, and monetary policy. Balance of payments and currency exchange rate issues are analyzed. Cross-listed as PST 232
Register for this course.

Introduction to data and statistical methods used in economics. Descriptive statistics, probability distributions, sampling, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression including multiple regression are covered. Applications in economics with current economic data are emphasized.
Register for this course.

Survey of introductory macroeconomics with focus on economic growth, unemployment, and inflation. Topics covered include national income accounting, inflation, unemployment, fiscal policy, money, the banking system, and monetary policy. Balance of payments and currency exchange rate issues are analyzed. Cross-listed as PST 232
Register for this course.

Research

Research Interests

  • Labor Economics
  • Economics of Education
  • Economics Education

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.
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