Mike Conlin
Professor of Economics

Michigan State University
Department of Economics
210F Marshall-Adams Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: (517) 355-0285
Fax: (517) 432-1068




            Curriculum Vitae

Research Papers

 Choice Fatigue and Status Quo Bias in Ohio Local Tax Referenda” with Walter Melnik, Ted O'Donoghue & Paul Thompson.

 Agenda-Setting and Tax Referenda: Implications for Regression Discontinuity Identification Strategy Using Election Outcomes” with Paul Thompson.

“Retrospective Voting in School Board Elections”.

“The Effect of Franchising on Competition: An Empirical Analysis”.

“Love at What Price? Estimating the Value of Marriage”, (old version) with Stacy Dickert-Conlin and Melissa Koenig.

Equity and Unrestricted Funds in Special Education” with Meg Jalilevand.

Impacts of New School Facility Construction: An Analysis of a State-Financed Capital Subsidy Program in Ohio” with Paul Thompson, Economics of Education Review, 2017.

 Inference by College Admission Departments”, with Stacy Dickert-Conlin, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2017. Supplemental Appendix

 System Inequities in Special Education Financing” with Meg Jalilevand, Journal of Education Finance, 2015.

Michigan and Ohio K-12 Educational Financing Systems: Equality and Efficiency”, with Paul Thompson, Education Finance & Policy, 2014.

Voluntary Disclosure and the Strategic Behavior of Colleges ”, Stacy Dickert-Conlin and Gabrielle Chapman, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2013.

The Effect of an Agent’s Experience on National Football League Contract Structure”, Joe Orsini and Meng-Chi Tang, Economic Letters, 2013.

“The Deer Hunter: The Unintended Affects of Hunting Regulations ”, with Stacy Dickert-Conlin and John Pepper, The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2009.

" The Performance of the Pivotal-Voter Model in Small-Scale Elections: Evidence from Texas Liquor Referenda ”, with Steve Coate and Andrea Moro, The Journal of Public Economics, 2008.

 Projection Bias in Catalog Orders”, with Ted O'Donoghue and Tim Vogelsang, The American Economic Review, 2007.

 Entry Deterring Capacity in the Texas Lodging Industry ”, with Vrinda Kadiyali. Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 2006.

Discrimination in Hiring v. Retention and Promotion: An Empirical Analysis of Within Firm Treatment  of Workers in the NFL”, with Patrick Emerson, The Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, 2006.

"The Effect of Alcohol Prohibition on Illicit Drug Related Crimes: An Unintended Consequence of Regulation”, with Stacy Dickert-Conlin and John Pepper, The Journal of Law and Economics, 2005.  . Stata dataset

"A Group Rule-Utilitarian Approach to Voter Turnout: Theory and Evidence", with Steve Coate, The American Economic Review, 2004.

The Performance of REIT-owned Properties and the Impact of REIT Market Power”, with Peter Brady, The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 2004.

The Social Norm of Tipping”, with Ted O’Donoghue and Mike Lynn, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2003. Stata dataset  Stata do file

Multi-Dimensional Separating Equilibrium and Moral Hazard : An Empirical Study of National Football League Contract Negotiations”, with Patrick Emerson, The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2003.

"Reputation in Bargaining: National Football League Contract Negotations", Economic Inquiry, 2002.

Slippery When Wet: The Effects of Local Alcohol Access Laws on Highway Safety”, with Reagan Baughman, Stacy Dickert-Conlin and John Pepper, Journal of Health Economics, 2001. Stata dataset

Strategic Delegation and Delay in Negotiations Over the Bargaining Agenda”, with Taiji Furusawa, Journal of Labor Economics, 2000.

Empirical Test of a Separating Equilibrium in National Football League Contract Negotiations”, Rand Journal of Economics, 1999.

Peer Group Microlending Programs in Canada and the United States”, Journal of Development Economics, 1999.

Teaching Spring 2019

EC460 American Industry Structure and Behavior