Nicholas W. Papageorge
Research Fellow

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Papageorge Nicholas Papageorge is assistant professor in the economics department at Johns Hopkins University.

He studied at the University of Chicago (BA), at Humboldt University Berlin (MA) and Washington University in St. Louis (PhD).

His research focus is on human capital. He mainly likes to use large observational data sets to try to understand how people choose to invest in their human capital (including their education, health and non-cognitive skills). He also aims to examine variation in returns to different forms of human capital (for example, by employment sector or by racial group). Most of his recent efforts center around five areas of inquiry. They are (i) the value of pharmaceutical innovation; (ii) heterogeneity in the returns to non-cognitive skills; (iii) the role of beliefs, including biases in teacher expectations, in explaining racial achievement gaps; (iv) how recent advances in behavioral genetics can be used to understand interactions between ability endowments and childhood poverty to generate educational outcomes and (v) the interaction between opportunity costs of time, work flexibility and mental health treatment decisions.

Nicholas joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2016.

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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10919  Jorge Balat
Nicholas W. Papageorge
Shaiza Qayyum
Positively Aware? Conflicting Expert Reviews and Demand for Medical Treatment
10822  Nicholas W. Papageorge
Victor Ronda
Yu Zheng
The Economic Value of Breaking Bad: Misbehavior, Schooling and the Labor Market
This paper has repeatedly been among the Top 10 monthly downloads. 
Seth Gershenson
Cassandra M. D. Hart
Constance A. Lindsay
Nicholas W. Papageorge
The Long-Run Impacts of Same-Race Teachers
10567  Daniel Barth
Nicholas W. Papageorge
Kevin Thom
Genetic Ability, Wealth, and Financial Decision-Making
10200  Nicholas W. Papageorge
Kevin Thom
Genes, Education, and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study
10165  Nicholas W. Papageorge
Seth Gershenson
Kyungmin Kang
Teacher Expectations Matter
9202  Seth Gershenson
Stephen B. Holt
Nicholas W. Papageorge
Who Believes in Me? The Effect of Student-Teacher Demographic Match on Teacher Expectations
(published in: Economics of Education Review, 2016, 52, 209-224)