Nicole B. Simpson
Research Fellow

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too w Simpson Nicole B. Simpson is a Professor of Economics at Colgate University. She obtained her PhD in Economics from the University of Iowa in 2001. She also holds a BA in Economics from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and an MA in Economics from Iowa. Nicole has been at Colgate University since 2001. In 2011-2012, she was the Gretchen Hoadley Burke 81 Endowed Chair in Regional Studies at Colgate.

Nicole considers herself to be a macroeconomist who focuses on labor issues. Her research areas include immigration, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), education and growth. Her current work has focused on studying the determinants of immigration, the impact of the EITC on labor supply when households face credit constraints, and the relationship between credit and college investment. Her work has been published in the Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Development Economics, American Economic Review, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Education, Population Research and Policy Review, and Contemporary Economic Policy.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2012.
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IZA World of Labor article: Demographic and economic determinants of migration
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
8114  Kartik Athreya
Devin Reilly
Nicole B. Simpson
Single Mothers and the Earned Income Tax Credit: Insurance Without Disincentives?
7369  Nicole B. Simpson
Families, Taxes and the Welfare System
(published in: Esther Redmount (eds): The Economics of the Family: How the Household Affects Markets and Economic Growth, 2013, 59-92)
7368  William Betz
Nicole B. Simpson
The Effects of International Migration on the Well-Being of Native Populations in Europe
(published in: IZA Journal of Migration, 2013, 2:12. [journal version])
6719  Dora Gicheva
Felicia Ionescu
Nicole B. Simpson
The Effects of Credit Status on College Attainment and College Completion
6437  Nicole B. Simpson
Chad Sparber
The Short- and Long-Run Determinants of Less-Educated Immigration into U.S. States
(published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2013, 80(2), 414-438)