Mike Zimmer is the Bristol Myers Squibb Professor of Economics at the University of Evansville, where he has served on the faculty since 1976. He teaches principles of economics, intermediate microeconomics, regression analysis, and econometrics. Dr. Zimmer received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Tennessee in 1977. He also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee and a B.A. in mathematics and economics from the University of North Carolina - Asheville. His current research interests include applied labor economics. He is also active as a mentor of students in the undergraduate research program at the University of Evansville.
Selected Publications by Mike Zimmer:
"Explaining Marital Dissolution: The Role of Spouses' Traits", Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 42, No. 4 September 2001.
"Migration and Income: The Question of Self Selection" in The Economics of Migration, a volume in The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, edited by Mark Blaug (forthcoming). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., United Kingdom. Paper originally published in Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 46. No. 3. (with R. Nakosteen).
"Spouse Selection and Economic Traits: Evidence of Marital Sorting and Earnings Capacity", Economic Inquiry, Vol. 39, No. 2, April 2001 (with R. Nakosteen).
"Disability Reporting Choices by Married Couples: Evidence from Census Data", Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 67, No. 4, April 2001.
"Athletes as Entertainers: A Comparative Study of Earnings Profiles", Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Vol. 25, No. 2, May 2001 (with M.H. Zimmer).
"Liability Insurance Decisions and Premium Charges Among CPA Firms: An Empirical Analysis", Journal of Applied Business Research, Vol. 14, No. 1, Winter 1998 (with J. Schaefer).
"Socioeconomic Determinants of Smoking Behavior During Pregnancy", The Social Science Journal, Vol. 35, No. 1, 1998 (with M. H. Zimmer).
"Men, Money and Marriage: Are High Earners More Prone than Low Earners to Marry?", Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 78, No. 1 Spring 1997 (with R. Nakosteen).
"Assortative Mating and Ethnicity in the Low Wage Population: An Examination of Spouses' Earnings" Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 3, June 1996.
"Senate Votes and Constituent Preferences: Evidence from the Thomas Confirmation and the Gulf War", Journal of Economics, Vol. XIX, Winter 1995.
"Professional Licensure and Earnings of Accountants: Evidence from the U.S. Census," Journal of Applied Business Research, Vol. 11, No. 2, Spring 1995 (with J. Schaefer).
"Gender and Earnings of Accountants and Auditors: A Comparative Study of Industries and Regions", Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Vol.14, No. 4 Winter 1995 (with J. Schaefer).
"Migration, Age, and Earnings: The Special Case of Employee Transfers," Applied Economics, Vol. 24, July 1992 (with R. Nakosteen).
"Labor Force Transitions Among Low Wage Married Couples: A Simultaneous Probability Model," Applied Economics, Vol. 24, August 1992.
"Racial Differences in Marital Status and Earnings Among Young Men," Journal of Economics, Vol. XVII, Winter 1991 (with R. Nakosteen).
"Minimum Wages and Labor Market Prospects of Women," Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 56, No. 2, October 1989 (with R. Nakosteen).
"Marital Status and Earnings of Young Men: A Model with Endogenous Selection," Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 22, No. 2 Spring 1987 (with R. Nakosteen).
"An Aggregate Model of Manufacturing Firm Migration," Review of Regional Studies, Vol. 17, No. 2, Spring 1987 (with S. Coelen and R. Nakosteen).
"Determinants of Interregional Migration by Manufacturing Firms," Economic Inquiry, Vol. XXV, No. 2, Spring 1987 (with R. Nakosteen).
"The Effects on Earnings of Interregional and Interindustry Migration," Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 22, No. 3, 1982 (with R. Nakosteen).
"Firm Valuation in the Electric Utility Industry: Alternative Expectations Hypotheses," Quarterly Review of Economics and Business, Vol. 21, No. 4, 1981.
"Determinants of Interindustry and Interregional Migration," Regional Science Perspectives, Vol. 10, No. 2, 1980 (with R. Nakosteen).
"Migration and Income; The Question of Self-Selection," Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 46, No. 3, January 1980 (with R. Nakosteen).
"Empirical Studies of Regulatory Effectiveness in the Electric Utility Industry: A Critical Appraisal," in Econometric Studies of Energy Demand and Supply, edited by G. S. Maddala, W. Chern, and G. Gill; (Praeger Publishing Co., 1978).
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