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Dr. Nathan Wozny

Associate Professor of Economics

Department of Economics & Geosciences

Nathan Wozny
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(719) 333-2086

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Bio

Dr. Nathan Wozny is an Associate Professor of Economics for the Department of Economics and Geosciences. He earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 2010 before joining Mathematica Policy Research as a Research Economist conducting program evaluation studies for the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Education, and other organizations. In 2012, he joined the faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he teaches courses in economic data analysis and public sector economics.

Dr. Wozny was selected as the 2015 Outstanding Academy Educator for his department, the 2016 Heiser Award winner for the Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions, and the 2016 Martinson Award winner for the scholarship of teaching and learning. He is a member of the Academy’s Institutional Review Board and serves as his department’s Research Director and as the Graduate School Representative for the Economics and Operations Research majors. During his tenure at the Academy, he also served as a Senior Economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Wozny’s research interests include topics in applied microeconomics such as labor, education, and program evaluation. His current research examines the gender gap in educational and labor market outcomes and evaluates undergraduate educational programs and methods. He has published his work in peer-reviewed journals including the Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of Human Resources.

Education

Ph.D., Economics, Princeton University (2010)

master of Arts, Economics, Princeton University (2007)

Bachelor of Science, Physics, California Institute of Technology (2003)

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Department of Economics & Geosciences, U.S. Air Force Academy (2015-present)

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics & Geosciences, U.S. Air Force Academy (2012-2015)

Senior Economist, Council of Economic Advisers, Washington, D.C. (2014)

Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton, New Jersey (2010-2012)

Honors & Awards

Martinson Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award, U.S. Air Force Academy (2016)

William H. Heiser Award (student-selected teaching award), U.S. Air Force Academy (2016)

Outstanding Academy Educator (faculty-selected teaching award), U.S. Air Force Academy (2015)

Upjohn Institute Early Career Research Award ($4,684) (2014)

Research grant to support Force Management Policy Division, U.S. Air Force ($50,000) (2013-2014)

Claiborn Award (for writing), Department of Economics and Geosciences, U.S. Air Force Academy (2013)

Research grant to support Force Management Policy Division, U.S. Air Force ($60,000) (2012-2013)

Research and Scholarly Interests

Labor economics

Economics of education

Program evaluation

Publications

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Wozny, Nathan, Cary Balser, and Drew Ives. “Evaluating the Flipped Classroom: a Randomized Controlled Trial.” Journal of Economic Education. Forthcoming.

Wozny, Nathan, Cary Balser, and Drew Ives. “Low-Cost Randomized Controlled Trials in Education.” American Economic Association: Papers and Proceedings. Forthcoming.

Maxwell, Nan and Nathan Wozny. “Understanding the Probability of a Disability Resulting from Work-Related Injuries.” 2015. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 57:11 (1236-1243).
Allcott, Hunt and Nathan Wozny. 2014. “Gasoline Prices, Fuel Economy, and the Energy Paradox.” Review of Economics and Statistics 96:5 (779-795).

Rothstein, Jesse, and Nathan Wozny. 2013. “Permanent Income and the Black-White Test Score Gap.” Journal of Human Resources 48:3 (510-544).

OTHER REPORTS AND PUBLICATIONS:

Joffrion, Justin and Nathan Wozny. 2015. “Military Retention Incentives: Evidence from the Air Force Selective Reenlistment Bonus.” Upjohn Institute Working Paper 15-226. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. https://doi.org/10.17848/wp15-226

Maxwell, Nan and Nathan Wozny. 2014. “Risk Factors Associated with Disability Following Work-related Injuries.” Mathematica Working Paper Series, Princeton, NJ.

Wozny, Nathan, Justin Joffrion, Nick Mastronardi, Katherine Silz-Carson, and Scott Carrell. “Impact of the Air Force Selective Reenlistment Bonus Program on Retention.” 2013. Report submitted to the U.S. Department of the Air Force, Force Management Policy (AF/A1P). U.S. Air Force Academy, CO.

Maxwell, Nan, Albert Liu, Nathan Wozny, and Caroline Francis. 2013. “Addressing Return-to-Work Issues in the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act with Administrative Data.” Report submitted to the U.S. Department of Labor, Chief Evaluation Office. Oakland, CA: Mathematica Policy Research.

Fox, Mary Kay, Elizabeth Condon, Mary Kay Crepinsek, Katherine Niland, Denise Mercury, Sarah Forrestal, Charlotte Cabili, Vanessa Oddo, Anne Gordon, Nathan Wozny, and Alexandra Killewald. 2012. “School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study-IV: Volume I: School Foodservice Operations, School Environments, and Meals Offered and Served.” Alexandria, VA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, Office of Research and Analysis.

Schochet, Peter Z., Ron D’Amico, Jillian Berk, and Nathan Wozny. 2012. “The Impacts of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program on Participants’ Outcomes” and “Methodological Notes on the Impact Analysis.” Reports submitted to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research.

Clarkwest, Andrew, Andrea Mraz Esposito, Nathan Wozny, Ji-Hyeun Kwon-Min, and Chelsea Swete. 2012. “Analysis of State UI Policies in Support of Efforts to Reduce Work Search Improper Payments.” Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research.

Wozny, Nathan, Andrea Mraz Esposito, Andrew Clarkwest, Chelsea Swete, and Ji-Hyeun Kwon-Min. 2012. “Recommendations to OUI in Support of Efforts to Reduce Work Search Improper Payments.” Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research.