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Melvin Stephens, Jr

Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.

Professor, Economics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Professor, Economics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Professor, Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Dr. Stephens is a labor economist with research interests in displaced workers, household consumption decisions, aging and retirement, and how the timing of income receipt affects consumption decisions.

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Journal Articles

Charles, Kerwin, Yiming Li, and Melvin Stephens. Forthcoming. "Disability Benefit Take-Up and Local Labor Market Conditions." The Review of Economics and Statistics. DOI. Abstract.

Stephens, Melvin, and Takashi Unayama. 2015. "Child Benefit Payments and Household Wealth Accumulation." Japanese Economic Review, 66(4): 447-465. DOI. Abstract.

Stephens, Melvin, and Dou-Yan Yang. 2014. "Compulsory Education and the Benefits of Schooling." American Economic Review, 104(6): 1777-92. DOI. Abstract.

Charles, Kerwin, and Melvin Stephens. 2013. "Employment, Wages, and Voter Turnout." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 5(4): 111-143. DOI. Abstract.

Krupka, E., and Melvin Stephens. 2013. "The stability of measured time preferences." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 85: 11-19. DOI. Abstract.

Cook, A., M. Gaynor, Melvin Stephens, and Lowell J. Taylor. 2012. "The effect of a hospital nurse staffing mandate on patient health outcomes: Evidence from California's minimum staffing regulation." Journal of Health Economics, 31(2): 340-348. DOI. Abstract.

Stephens, Melvin, and T. Unayama. 2012. "The impact of retirement on household consumption in Japan." Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 26(1): 62-83. DOI. Abstract.

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Current PSC Trainees:

Mattan Alalouf, Avery Calkins, George Fenton.