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Frank Heiland, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Economics, Dept. of Economics, School of Computational Science, and

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Frank Heiland, Ph.D.††††††††††

Associate Professor (on leave)

Department of Economics

Center for Demography and Population Health (Research Associate)

School of Computational Science (Research Affiliate)

Florida State University

 

 

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Labor, Health, and Demographic Economics

Applied Microeconomics

Computational Economics

 

Current Research†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

Social Security and Early Retirement Behavior

Child Health and Cognitive Development

Race and Gender Differences in Obesity

Social Transmission of Obesity

Desired Fertility

Housing Wealth

 

Teaching

 

Labor Markets (Ph.D., ECP5408, ECP5023)

Computational Economics-Micro (Ph.D., ECO5408, ECO5936)

Introductory Micro (ECO2023)

Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (ECO4203)

European Economic Integration

 

Recent and Upcoming Activities and Events

 

January 2009: How well do Individuals predict the Selling Prices of their Homes (with Hugo Benitez-Silva, Selcuk Eren, and Sergi Jimenez-Martin), presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Economic Association in San Francisco.

 

December 2008: Retirement and Social Security Reform Expectations: A Solution to the New Early Retirement Puzzle (with Hugo Benitez-Silva, Deb Dwyer and Warren Sanderson) presented at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

 

December 2008: Early Claiming of Social Security Benefits and Labor Supply Behavior of Older Americans," (with Hugo Benitez-Silva) published in Applied Economics, 40(23), 2969-2985.

 

December 2008: Race, Obesity and the Puzzle of Gender Specificity (with Mary Burke) published as Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Working Paper No. 08-8. (download paper)

 

September 2008: Early Retirement, Labor Supply, and Benefit Withholding: The Role of the Social Security Earnings Test (with Hugo Benitez-Silva) published as Michigan Retirement Research Center (MMRC) Working Paper #2008-183. (download paper)

 

September 2008: Risk Factors for Discontinuing Drug Therapy Among Children with ADHD (with Farasat Bokhari, Peter Levine, and Thomas Ray), published in Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology, 8(3), 134-158.

 

June 2008: Are Individualís Fertility Preference Stable? Evidence from West German Panel Data (with Warren Sanderson and Alexia Prskawetz) published in the European Journal of Population, 24(2), 129-156.

 

June 2008: Presentations at the Summer Meetings of the Econometric Society at Carnegie Mellon University:

- Race, Obesity and the Puzzle of Gender Specificity (with Mary Burke)

- Retirement and Social Security Reform Expectations: A Solution to the New Early Retirement Puzzle (with Hugo Benitez-Silva, Deb Dwyer and Warren Sanderson)

 

Activity Log Archive (selected Events)

 

April 2008: Race, Obesity and the Puzzle of Gender Specificity (with Mary Burke) presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America in New Orleans.

 

March 3, 2008: Social Security and Retirement (Material prepared for appearance on Business Shrink Radio Program)

 

November 2007: Presentations at the Annual Meetings of the Southern Economics Association in New Orleans:

- Is Early Maternal Labor Supply Harmful for Child Cognitive Development?

- Retirement and Social Security Reform Expectations: A Solution to the New Early Retirement Puzzle (with Hugo Benitez-Silva, Deb Dwyer and Warren Sanderson)

 

July 2007: Does the Birth Order Matter? New Evidence on Sibling Position, Family Size, and Achievement. 82nd Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association International in Seattle.

 

July 2007: Social Dynamics of Obesity (with Mary Burke), published in Economic Inquiry, 45(3), 571-591.

 

June 2007: Presentations at the Vienna Institute for Demography:

- Are Individualís Fertility Preference Stable? Evidence from West German Panel Data (with Warren Sanderson and Alexia Prskawetz)

- Social Dynamics of Obesity (with Mary Burke)

 

May 2007: The Social Security Earnings Test and Work Incentives (with Hugo Benitez-Silva, published in Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 26(3), 527-555.

 

May 2007: The Social Security Earnings Test and Work Incentives (with Hugo Benitez-Silva) presented (Poster) at the Annual Meetings of the Society of Labor Economists in Chicago.

 

April 2007: Adult Obesity in the U.S. Ė Trends, Costs, and Causes, Invited Lecture, Department of Economics, Hamilton College.

 

March 2007: Are Individualís Fertility Preference Stable? Evidence from West German Panel Data, presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America in New York City.

 

December 2006: New Evidence on the Causal Effect of Family Size on Educational Attainment paper (with Jon Klick and Alex Tabarrok) presented at the Conference on Causal Analysis in Population Studies: Concepts, Methods, Applications, Vienna, Austria, November 30-December 1, 2006.

 

October 2006: Social Dynamics of Obesity paper (with Mary A. Burke) presented in the Economics Seminar at Indiana University.

 

September 2006: Family Structure and Well-Being of Out-of-Wedlock Children: The Significance of the Biological Parents' Relationship (with Shirley H. Liu) published in Demographic Research, 15, 61-104. (download article).

 

August 25, 2006: Social Dynamics of Obesity paper (with Mary A. Burke) quoted in The Wall Street Journalís ECONBLOG Cheap Foods, Societal Norms and the Economics of Obesity

 

August 2006: The Strength of Social Interactions and Obesity among Women (with Mary A. Burke) published in Agent-Based Computational Modelling, edited by F. Billari, T. Fent, A. Prskawetz, and J. Scheffran, Contributions to Economics Series, Physica (Springer), 117-138.

 

 

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Frank Heiland, Ph.D.

Department of Economics

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida 32306-2180

Phone: (850) 644-7083

Fax: (850) 644-4535

E-mail: fheiland@fsu.edu

Web: mailer.fsu.edu/~fheiland/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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