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Dr. Andrew Compton

Assistant Professor

Department of Economics and Geosciences

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Contact Information

(719) 333-8735

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Bio

Dr. Andrew Compton is an Assistant Professor of Economics for the Department of Economics and Geosciences. Born and raised in Oregon, he attended Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., majoring in Economic Sciences. Following completion of his undergraduate studies, he pursued doctoral studies in Economics at Purdue University, receiving a M.S. in 2015 and a Ph.D. in 2019. Andrew’s primary research interest are in the fields of Macroeconomics, Labor Economics, and the Economics of Crime.

Education

Ph.D. – Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. (2019)

Master of Science – Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. (2015)

Bachelor of Science – Washington State University, Pullman, Wash. (2013)

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor – U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. (2019 – Present)

Instructor – Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. (2015 – 2016)

Graduate Assistant – Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. (2013 – 2018)

Honors & Awards

Krannert Certificate for Outstanding Teaching – Purdue University (Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016)

Research & Scholarly Interest

Macroeconomics

Labor Economics

Economics of Crime

Research and Scholarly Interests

Macroeconomics

Labor Economics

Economics of Crime

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Compton, A. (2013). Welfare Reform’s Effect on State Public Welfare Budget Shares. SS-AAEA Journal of Agricultural Economics