Nicolas Williams

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Nicolas Williams, PhD

Interim Dean and Associate Professor of Economics

102 Carl H. Lindner Hall

513-556-2390

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 Programs

Dates: 2016-02-01

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