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Nicholas Lovett
Assistant Professor

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Nicholas Lovett is an economist currently at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with the Department of Economics. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz and is an applied microeconomist with primary research fields in urban, labor, and public economics.  Dr. Lovett is particularly interested in uncovering empirical evidence to help answer important policy questions. In his recent work, Dr. Lovett has studied pressing urban issues such as crime, poverty, food security, and social welfare. Dr. Lovett teaches courses in Introductory Microeconomics, Introductory Macroeconomics, Business Statistics, Econometrics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Urban Economics, Independent Studies, and has co-taught an Advanced Topics in Microeconomics course. He has advised many graduate theses and undergraduate research projects. In his non-professional life, he enjoys volunteer work, exercise, and spending time with his family.

University of California, Santa Cruz
International Economics
University of California, Santa Cruz
State University of New York at Plattsburgh

European Association of Labor Economists
August 2018 - Current
Royal Economic Society
March 2018 - Current
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
October 2017 - Current
International Atlantic Economic Society
June 2017 - Current
Western Economic International Association
October 2015 - Current
American Economic Association
January 2015 - Current

Are Drug Offenders Rational: Evidence from Discontinuous Policing
Foster Care Placements and Efficiency
Yuhan Xue
Child Care and Adult Outcomes
Yuhan Xue
Youth Crime and Punishment
Yuhan Xue
Food Security, and Public Assistance Delivery
Yuhan Xue
Broken Families, Familial Ties and Adult Outcomes
Yuhan Xue
Food Stamp Reforms and Food Security: Evidence from an Event Study
Yuhan Xue
SNAP Benefits Delivery and Experiences with Hunger
Yuhan Xue
Income Shocks, EBT Reforms and Crime: Evidence from California

Has the Affordable Care Act Affected Health Care Efficiency?
Journal of Regulatory Economics
Vol. 58 Iss. 2-3 Pg. 193 - 233
Family First or the Kindness of Strangers? Foster Care Placements and Adult Outcomes
Labour Economics
Vol. 65 Pg. 101840
Food Stamps, Income Shocks and Crime: Evidence from California
B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy
Vol. 18 Iss. 4 Pg. 530-549
Have Electronic Benefits Cards Improved Food Access for Food Stamp Recipients
Journal of Economic Studies
Vol. 44 Iss. 6 Pg. 958-975