John V. Winters
Research Fellow

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Winters John Winters is Associate Professor of Economics at Oklahoma State University. John earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University and holds a B.A. in Economics from Mississippi State University. Recent work has examined individual migration decisions, geographic differences in labor market outcomes and quality of life, the effects of state merit scholarship programs, and various aspects of teacher labor markets. His migration research has focused on the migration decisions of college educated persons and students pursuing higher education and he has done work examining the external effects of high human capital workers on local labor markets. His research has been published in journals including Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Economic Geography, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Regional Science, and Economics of Education Review.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2012.
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IZA World of Labor article: Do higher levels of education and skills in an area benefit wider society?
IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10996  Shimeng Liu
Weizeng Sun
John V. Winters
Up in STEM, Down in Business: Changing College Major Decisions with the Great Recession
10852  Durba Chakrabarty
Michael J. Osei
John V. Winters
Danyang Zhao
Are Immigrant and Minority Homeownership Rates Gaining Ground in the US?
10688  Zhengyu Cai
John V. Winters
Self-Employment Differentials among Foreign-Born STEM and Non-STEM Workers
(published in: Journal of Business Venturing, 2017, 32 (4), 371-384)
10245  Barry Hirsch
John V. Winters
Rotation Group Bias in Measures of Multiple Job Holding
(published in: Economics Letters, 2016, 147 (October), 160-163.)
10135  Reilee L. Berger
John V. Winters
Does Private Schooling Increase Adult Earnings? Cohort-Level Evidence for U.S. States
(published in: Review of Regional Studies, 2016, 46 (3), 281-294)
9920  Tyler Ransom
John V. Winters
Do Foreigners Crowd Natives out of STEM Degrees and Occupations? Evidence from the U.S. Immigration Act of 1990
9811  Karen Maguire
John V. Winters
Energy Boom and Gloom? Local Effects of Oil and Natural Gas Drilling on Subjective Well-Being
(forthcoming in: Growth and Change, 2017)
9647  Dan S. Rickman
Hongbo Wang
John V. Winters
Is Shale Development Drilling Holes in the Human Capital Pipeline?
(published in: Energy Economics, 2017, 62, 283-290)
9631  Barry Hirsch
Muhammad M. Husain
John V. Winters
The Puzzling Fixity of Multiple Job Holding across Regions and Labor Markets
(published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2017, 84 (1), 26-51)
9630  Barry Hirsch
Muhammad M. Husain
John V. Winters
Multiple Job Holding, Local Labor Markets, and the Business Cycle
(published in: IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 2016, 5:4)
9512  John V. Winters
Do Earnings by College Major Affect Graduate Migration?
(forthcoming in: Annals of Regional Science, 2016)
9416  John V. Winters
Is Economics a Good Major for Future Lawyers? Evidence from Earnings Data
(published in: Journal of Economic Education, 2016, 47 (2), 187-191)
9371  David L. Sjoquist
John V. Winters
The Effects of State Merit Aid Programs on Attendance at Elite Colleges
(published in: Southern Economic Journal, 2016, 83 (2), 527-549)
8984  Dan S. Rickman
Hongbo Wang
John V. Winters
Adjusted State Teacher Salaries and the Decision to Teach
(revised portion published in: Contemporary Economic Policy, 2017, 35 (3), 542-550)
8966  John V. Winters
Yu Li
Urbanization, Natural Amenities, and Subjective Well-Being: Evidence from U.S. Counties
(published in: Urban Studies, 2017, 54 (8), 1956-1973)
8875  David L. Sjoquist
John V. Winters
The Effect of Georgia's HOPE Scholarship on College Major: A Focus on STEM
(published in: IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 2015, 4:15)
8730  John V. Winters
The Production and Stock of College Graduates for U.S. States
(revised version with different title forthcoming in Papers in Regional Science)
8616  John V. Winters
Estimating the Returns to Schooling Using Cohort-Level Maternal Education as an Instrument
(published in: Economics Letters, 2015, 126 (1), 25-27)
8575  John V. Winters
Foreign and Native-Born STEM Graduates and Innovation Intensity in the United States
7830  John V. Winters
STEM Graduates, Human Capital Externalities, and Wages in the U.S.
(published in: Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2014, 48, 190-198)
7584  John V. Winters
Weineng Xu
Geographic Differences in the Earnings of Economics Majors
(published in: Journal of Economic Education, 2014, 45 (3), 262-276)
7434  Jason J. Delaney
John V. Winters
Sinners or Saints? Preachers' Kids and Risky Health Behaviors
(published in: Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 2014, 35 (4), 464-476)
7381  David L. Sjoquist
John V. Winters
State Merit-Aid Programs and College Major: A Focus on STEM
(revised version published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2015, 33 (4), 973-1006. [Online First])
6869  John V. Winters
Human Capital Externalities and Employment Differences across Metropolitan Areas of the U.S.
(published in: Journal of Economic Geography, 2013, 13 (5), 799-822)
6801  David L. Sjoquist
John V. Winters
State Merit-based Financial Aid Programs and College Attainment
(published in: Journal of Regional Science, 2015, 55(3), 364-390)
6766  John V. Winters
Barry Hirsch
An Anatomy of Racial and Ethnic Trends in Male Earnings
(revised version published in: Review of Income and Wealth, 2014, 60 (4), 930-947)
6723  John V. Winters
Differences in Employment Outcomes for College Town Stayers and Leavers
(published in: IZA Journal of Migration, 2012, 1:11 [journal version])
6703  John V. Winters
Differences in Quality of Life Estimates Using Rents and Home Values
(published in: Annals of Regional Science, 2013, 51 (2), 377-409)