John Ham

Professor of Economics, NYU Abu Dhabi; Global Network Professor of Economics, NYU Wagner School of Public Service Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Email: jch18@nyu.edu
Education: BA from the University of Toronto; PhD Princeton University

Research Areas: Applied microeconomics; Labor; Health; Experimental economics


John Ham is a Professor of Economics at New York University in Abu Dhabi and Global Professor of Economics at the Wagner School of Public Service at NYU New York. He received his BA from the University of Toronto and his PhD from Princeton University.

His research is in the general area of applied microeconomics, and specifically in development economics, health economics, labor economics, and experimental economics. While most of his work is on Western economies, he is currently working on school and labor market issues in Indonesia and in Bangladesh. He has also worked on theoretical econometrics problems.

He has received several grants from the SSHRC (Canada), NSF (US), NIH (US), and SSRC (Singapore). He served on the NSF (US) review panel for Economics. He has published in many good economics journals, including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, The Journal of Political Economy and The Review of Economic Studies. He started his academic teaching career at the University of Toronto and has held tenured positions at the University of Pittsburgh, Ohio State University, the University of Southern California, the University of Maryland and the National University of Singapore.

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