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Nicholas Papageorge

NICHOLAS PAPAGEORGE studied economics as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago and at the graduate level at the Humboldt Universitaet in Berlin and at Washington University in St. Louis, where he obtained his PhD. Papageorge is currently an assistant professor in the economics department at Johns Hopkins University, where he has taught since 2012.

Papageorge’s research focuses on questions in education, labor and health. His underlying research goal is to understand the sources and consequences of economic inequality. Most of his recent efforts center around five broad areas of inquiry: (i) the economic and social effects of pharmaceutical innovation in the context of HIV/AIDS; (ii) inequality in the returns to non-cognitive skills; (iii) the role of expectations, including biases in teacher expectations, in explaining education attainment gaps; (iv) how recent advances in behavioral genetics can be used to understand links among ability endowments, decision-making and economic outcomes; and (v) time constraints, work flexibility and mental health treatment decisions.