Michael Zimmer


Mike Zimmer is the Guthrie May Endowed Professor of Business 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 MBA from the University of Tennessee and a BA in mathematics and economics from the University of North Carolina - Asheville. His current research interests include applied labor economics. See Mike Zimmer's profile on Google Scholar.

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Peer Reviewed Journals

  • "Approval of Social Security Disability Appeals: Analysis of Judges' Decisions" Applied Economics, forthcoming 2015 (with R Nakosteen).
  • "All in the Family: Self Selection and Migration by Couples". Papers in Regional Science 93(1): 2014 (with Kent Eliasson, Robert Nakosteen, and Olle Westerlund).
  • "Twice Chosen: Spouse Matching and Earnings Among Women in First and Second Unions". The Social Science Journal 50(3): 2013 (with Johanna Åström, Robert A. Nakosteen, and Olle Westerlund)
  • "Active Labor Market Programs and Regional Mobility of Labor: Evidence from the Swedish Recession, 1994-1995", Contemporary Economic Policy 30(2): 2012 (with Robert Nakosteen and Olle Westerlund).
  • "See the Future by Looking at the Past: Predicting Divorce with Pre-Marital Earnings", Applied Economics Letters 43: 2011 (with Johanna Anstrom, Robert Nakosteen and Olle Westerlund).
  • "Home Prices and the 2008 Presidential Election: Evidence from State Level Data". The Social Science Journal 47: 2010.
  • "Returns to Human Capital and Hourly Earnings of Men with Disabilities: Evidence across the Distribution of Wages, 1985 - 2005". Journal of Economics 34(2): 2008.
  • "Migration and Self Selection: Measured Earnings and Latent Characteristics". Journal of Regional Science 48(4): 2008 (with Robert Nakosteen and Olle Westerlund).
  • "Employer Discrimination and the Earnings Premium of Married Men: Evidence from Quantile Regression". Journal of Economics 32(1): 2006.
  • "Health-Related Disabilities and Matching of Spouses: Analysis of Swedish Population Data." Journal of Population Economics 18: 2005 (with Olle Westerlund and Robert Nakosteen).
  • "Marital Matching and Earnings: Evidence from the Unmarried Population in Sweden". Journal of Human Resources. 39(4): 2004 (with Robert Nakosteen and Olle Westerlund).
  • "How Did Divorced Women Fare in the 1990's? Analysis of Work and Earnings". The Social Science Journal 41: 2004.
  • "Labor Force Participation and Information Sharing by Married Couples: An Interracial Comparison". Journal of Economics 29(1) 2003: (with Robert Nakosteen).
  • "Professional Regulation and Labor Market Outcomes for Accountants: Evidence from the Current Population Survey, 1984-2000". Research in Accounting Regulation 16: 2003 (with James Schaefer).
  • "Migration and Income: The Question of Self Selection" in The Economics of Migration, in The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics, edited by Mark Blaug (2002). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., United Kingdom (with Robert Nakosteen). Paper originally published in Southern Economic Journal 46(3): 1980.
  • "Explaining Marital Dissolution: The Role of Spouses' Traits". Social Science Quarterly. 82(3): 2001.
  • "Disability Reporting Choices by Married Couples: Evidence from Census Data". Southern Economic Journal 67(4): 2001.
  • "Spouse Selection and Economic Traits: Evidence of Marital Sorting and Earnings Capacity". Economic Inquiry 39(2): 2001 (with Robert Nakosteen).
  • "Athletes as Entertainers: A Comparative Study of Earnings Profiles". Journal of Sport and Social Issues 25(2): 2001 (with Martha H. Zimmer).
  • "Socioeconomic Determinants of Smoking Behavior During Pregnancy". The Social Science Journal 35(1): 1998 (with Martha H. Zimmer).
  • "Liability Insurance Decisions and Premium Charges Among CPA Firms: An Empirical Analysis". Journal of Applied Business Research 14(1): 1998 (with James Schaefer).
  • "Men, Money and Marriage: Are High Earners More Prone than Low Earners to Marry ?". Social Science Quarterly 78(1): 1997(with Robert Nakosteen).
  • "Assortative Mating and Ethnicity in the Low Wage Population: An Examination of Spouses' Earnings". Applied Economics Letters 3: 1996.
  • "Senate Votes and Constituent Preferences: Evidence from the Thomas Confirmation and the Gulf War". Journal of Economics 19: 1995.
  • "Professional Licensure and Earnings of Accountants: Evidence from the U.S. Census". Journal of Applied Business Research 11(2): 1995 (with James Schaefer).
  • "Gender and Earnings of Accountants and Auditors: A Comparative Study of Industries and Regions". Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 14(4): 1995 (with James Schaefer).
  • "Migration, Age, and Earnings: The Special Case of Employee Transfers". Applied Economics, 24: 1992 (with Robert Nakosteen).
  • "Labor Force Transitions Among Low Wage Married Couples: A Simultaneous Probability Model". Applied Economics 24: 1992.
  • "Racial Differences in Marital Status and Earnings Among Young Men". Journal of Economics 17: 1991 (with Robert Nakosteen).
  • "Minimum Wages and Labor Market Prospects of Women". Southern Economic Journal 56(2): 1989 (with Robert Nakosteen).
  • "Mobility of Labor Between Employers and Industries". Journal of Economics 15: 1989 (with Robert Nakosteen).
  • "Marital Status and Earnings of Young Men: A Model with Endogenous Selection". Journal of Human Resources 22(2): 1987 (with Robert Nakosteen).
  • "An Aggregate Model of Manufacturing Firm Migration". Review of Regional Studies 17(2): 1987 (with Stephen Coelen and Robert Nakosteen).
  • "Determinants of Interregional Migration by Manufacturing Firms". Economic Inquiry 25(2): 1987 (with Robert Nakosteen).
  • "The Effects on Earnings of Interregional and Interindustry Migration," Journal of Regional Science 22(3): 1982 (with Robert Nakosteen).
  • "Interregional and Interindustry Migration: A Simultaneous Probability Model". Journal of Economics 8: 1982 (with Robert Nakosteen).
  • "Firm Valuation in the Electric Utility Industry: Alternative Expectations Hypotheses". Quarterly Review of Economics and Business 21(4): 1981.
  • "Determinants of Interindustry and Interregional Migration". Regional Science Perspectives 10(2): 1980 (with Robert Nakosteen).
  • "Migration and Income; The Question of Self Selection". Southern Economic Journal 46(3): 1980 (with Robert Nakosteen).
  • "Empirical Studies of Regulatory Effectiveness in the Electric Utility Industry: A Critical Appraisal". Econometric Studies of Energy Demand and Supply, edited by G. S. Maddala, W. Chern, and G. Gill. (Praeger Publishing): 1978.