Thomas Nechyba

Professor Nechyba, who received his PhD from the University of Rochester in 1994, joined the Duke faculty in 1999 after spending five years on the faculty at Stanford University. He has lectured as a Visiting Professor at the Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro and the Center for Economic Studies at the University of Munich, and he held the year-long National Fellowship at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford in 1998/99. Professor Nechyba is currently a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and serves as Associate Editor for the American Economic Review, International Tax and Public Finance, and The BE Journals of Economic Analysis and Policy. He has previously served as Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at Duke and is currently Department Chair. His research, which has been funded by agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the Spencer Foundation, lies in the field of public economics, with particular focus on primary and secondary education, federalism and the functioning of local governments, as well as public policy issues relating to disadvantaged families.
Recent Research
Introducing School Choice into Multi-District Public School Systems," in The Economics of School Choice (Caroline Hoxby, ed.), 2002
"School Finance, Spatial Segregation and the Nature of Communities"
"Fiscal Decentralization," chapter for Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics: Vol. 4, North Holland/Elsevier
"Tiebout Choice and Education," chapter for Handbook of Economics of Education, North Holland/Elsevier


Office Information
Office hrs:
215 Social Sciences
(919) 660-1815
(919) 681-7984

Selected Publications
Centralization, Fiscal Federalism and Private School Attendance," International Economic Review, forthcoming
Social Approval, Values and AFDC: A Re-Examination of the Illegitimacy Debate," Journal of Political Economy, 2001
"Mobility, Targeting and Private School Vouchers," American Economic Review, 2000
"School Finance Induced Migration Patterns: The Impact of Private School Vouchers," Journal of Public Economic Theory, 1999

Course Descriptions
Competition, Monopoly and Welfare (Econ 52D)
Microeconomic Analysis I (Econ 301)

Professor Nechyba's CV

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