Nicolas Williams

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Nicolas Williams, PhD

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Associate Professor of Economics

4142 Carl H. Lindner Hall

513-556-8777

Professor Williams has been at the University of Cincinnati since 1990, interspersed with leaves at the University of Leicester and Yale University. His research focusing on empirically investigating the determinants of wage growth has been published in outlets such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, and Labour Economics. He also has an assortment of research that has been more policy oriented, including investigating the employment effects of the minimum wage, seeking to explain the growth of the temporary help supply industry, and investigating the effects of simultaneous learning and earning. Teaching has also been a very important part of Professor Williams' career and he has taught classes ranging from Principles of Economics to MBA Managerial Economics to Advanced Econometrics. Most recently he has focused on helping undergraduates appreciate and apply microeconomic theory and masters students in their journey toward their mastery of applied econometrics.

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Teaching Interest
Microeconomics
Labor Economics
Econometrics

Research Interest
Determinants of Wage Growth
Training

History
Institution: University of Cincinnati
Title: Associate Professor

Institution: Yale University
Title: Visiting Associate Professor
End Date: 2008-06-30

Institution: University of Leicester
Title: Honorary Visiting Scholar
End Date: 2000-07-31

Institution: University of Cincinnati
Title: Assistant Professor
End Date: 1997-05-31

Institution: Florida State University
Title: Assistant Professor
End Date: 1990-08-31

Assignments
Associate Dean for Graduate and Online Programs

Dean
Dates: 2018-05-31 - 06-30-2019

Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs
Dates: 2016-02-01 - 05-30-2018

Department Chairperson
Dates: 2013-08-01 - 2016-01-31

Academic Program Director, MA in Applied Economics
Dates: 2008-09-01 - 2013-08-31

Awards | Honors
Organization: Lindner College of Business
Name: Dean’s List of Teaching Excellence
Year Received: 2015

Organization: Lindner College of Business
Name: Dean’s List of Teaching Excellence
Year Received: 2015

Education
Institution: Northwestern University
Location: Evanston, IL
Major: Economics
Dissertation: Job Mobility and Wage Growth:  The Role of Search, Numan Capital Accumulation and Job Matching
Completed: 1989
Degree: Ph D

Institution: Northwestern University
Location: Evanston, IL
Major: Economics
Completed: 1984
Degree: MA

Institution: University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Major: Economics
Completed: 1982
Degree: BA

Published Contributions
Nicolas Williams,  (2009). Seniority, Experience, and Wages in the UK. Labour Economics, 272-283.

Joseph Altonji, Nicolas Williams,  (2005). Do Wages Rise With Job Seniority? A Reassessment. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 370-397.

Nicolas Williams, Sourushe Zandvakili,  (2002). Economic Impacts of Sales Taxes on Temporary Employment Services. International Business and Economics Research Journal, 39-52.

Jeffrey Mills, Nicolas Williams,  (2001). The Minimum Wage and Teenage Employment:  Evidence from Time Series. Applied Economics, 285-300.

Jeffrey Mills, Nicolas Williams, Kakoli Roy,  (1999). Recent Minimum Wage Increases and the Minimum Wage Labor Force. Journal of Labor Research, 479-492.

Bonnie Fisher, E Jenkins, Nicolas Williams,  (1998). Crime at Work:  Increasing the Risk for Offenders. Perpetuity Press.

Jeffrey Mills, Nicolas Williams,  (1998). Minimum Wage Effects by Gender. Journal of Labor Research, 397-414.

Joseph Altonji, Nicolas Williams,  (1998). The Effects of Labor Market Experience, Job Seniority and Job Mobility on Wage Growth. Research in Labor Economics, 233-276.

Craig Cobane, Francis Cullen, Bonnie Fisher, Tom VanderVenn, Nicolas Williams,  (1998). Trends in Multiple-authored Articles in Criminology and Criminal Justice:  a Comparative Disciplinary Analysis. Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

Francis Cullen, Nicolas Williams, John Wright,  (1997). “Work Conditions and Juvenile Delinquency:  Is Youth Employment Criminogenic. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 119-143.

Nicolas Williams,  (1997). College Completion and Employment During College. 2nd International Conference of the International Labour Markets Research Network.

Francis Cullen, Nicolas Williams, John Wright,  (1997). Working While in School and Delinquent Involvement:  Implications for Social Policy. Crime and Delinquency, 203-221.

Karylee Laird, Nicolas Williams,  (1996). Employment Growth in the Temporary Help Supply Industry. Journal of Labor Research, 663-681.

Francis Cullen, Nicolas Williams, John Wright,  (1996). Labor Market Participation and Youth Crime:  The Neglect of ‘Working’ in Delinquency Research. Social Pathology , 195-217.

Nicolas Williams,  (1993). Regional Effects of the Minimum Wage on Teenagers. Applied Economics, 1517-1528.

Joseph Altonji, Nicolas Williams,  (1993). Labor Demand and Equilibrium Wage Formation. North-Holland, 327-355.

Nicolas Williams,  (1991). Reexamining the Wage, Tenure, and Experience Relationship. Review of Economics and Statistics, 512-517.

Research in progress
Title: Residential Mobility, Family Relationships, and Spatial Distance
Status: Writing Results
Research Type: Scholarly

Title: Sector-Specificity of Training
Status: Writing Results
Research Type: Scholarly

Presentations
Title: Residential Mobility, Family Relationships, and Spatial Distance
Organization: Southern Regional Science Association
Location: Washington, DC
Year: 2013

Title: Residential Mobility, Family Relationships, and Spatial Distance
Organization: North American Regional Science Council
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Year: 2012

Title: Residential Mobility, Family Relationships, and Spatial Distance
Organization: MIdwest Econometrics Group
Location: Chicago, IL
Year: 2011

Title: Residential Mobility, Family Relationships, and Spatial Distance
Organization: University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Year: 2010

Title: Sector-Specificity of Training
Organization: Midwest Economics Association
Location: Chicago
Year: 2009

Title: Employer‑Provided Training and Wages:  Does Industry Matter?
Organization: Midwest Economics Association
Location: Chicago
Year: 2005

Title: Seniority, Experience, and Wages in the UK
Organization: Royal Economic Association
Location: Warwick, England
Year: 2005

Title: Seniority, Experience, and Wages in the UK
Organization: Midwest Economics Association
Location: Chicago
Year: 2004

Title: The Combined Evidence on Employment Effects of the Minimum Wage: A Hierarchical Bayes Approach
Organization: Midwest Econometrics Group
Location: Champaign, IL
Year: 2002

Title: The Heterogeneity of Minimum Wage Effects Across States
Organization: Econometric Society
Year: 2002

Title: College Completion and Employment During College
Organization: International Labour Markets Research Network
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Year: 1997