Andrew Hanson

Andrew  Hanson
Andrew HansonMarquette University

Straz Hall, 579

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-5822
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Associate Professor of Economics

Dr. Hanson joined Marquette in 2012 after spending four years as an Assistant Professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Prior to that he completed his graduate studies at Syracuse University. His primary fields of interest are public finance and urban economics. Within these fields some of his research has examined federal housing subsidies, spatially targeted redevelopment programs, the incidence of tobacco taxation, and racial discrimination in housing markets. He has served as a staff economist for the Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, D.C. and his work has been published in the Journal of Urban Economics, National Tax Journal, Regional Science and Urban Economics, the Journal of Regional Science, the Journal of Housing Economics, Public Finance Review, and the Journal of Public Budgeting and Finance.


  • Ph.D., Economics, Syracuse University, 2008
  • B.S., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 2003

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Board of Directors, National Tax Association
  • Associate Editor, Regional Science and Urban Economics
  • Associate Editor, Public Finance Review

Professional Interests

  • Federal Housing Subsidies
  • Spatially Targeted Redevelopment Programs
  • Racial Discrimination in Housing Markets

Recent Publications

“Perceptions of Institutional Quality: Evidence of Limited Attention to Higher Education Rankings” (with Andrew Meyer and Daniel Hickman) Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 142, 2017: 241–258.

“Do College Admissions Counselors Discriminate?  Evidence from a Correspondence-Based Field Experiment” Economics of Education Review, 60, 2017: 86–96.

“Safety Regulation in Professional Football: Empirical Evidence of Intended and Unintended Consequences” (with Nicholas Jolly and Jeremy Peterson) Journal of Health Economics, 53, 2017: 87–99.