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Timothy Bond

Timothy Bond

Associate Professor of Economics


Ph.D., Economics, Boston University


Dr. Timothy N. Bond is an Associate Professor of Economics in the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. He is also a Purdue University Research Center in Economics (PURCE) faculty affiliate, and a research associate with the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA). His research interests include labor economics, organizational economics, and the economics of education. He has published in numerous top research journals including the Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, and Review of Economics and Statistics. His recent work has focused on issues ranging from the impact of Japanese trade on racial disparities in the 1970s and 80s to food scarcity induced by SNAP disbursements influence on SAT performance.

Journal Articles

  • Batistich, M.K., & Bond, T.N. (2023). "Stalled racial progress and Japanese trade in the 1970s and 1980s." Review of Economic Studies vol. 90 (6), 2792-2821. | Related Website |
  • Bond, T.N, Giuntella, O., & Lonsky, J. (2023). "Immigration and Work Schedules: Theory and Evidence." European Economic Review vol. 152
  • Bond, T.N., Carr, J.B., Packham, A., & Smith, J. (2022). "Hungry for success? SNAP timing, high-stakes exam performance, and college attendance." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy vol. 14 (4), 51-79. | Related Website |
  • Wan, S., Bond, T.N., Lang, K., Clements, D.H., Sarama, J., & Bailey, D.H. (2021). "Is intervention fadeout a scaling artefact?" Economics of Education Review vol. 82 102090. | Related Website |
  • Bond, T.N., & Lang, K. (2019). "The sad truth about happiness scales." Journal of Political Economy vol. 127 (4), 1629-1640. | Related Website |
  • Bond, T.N., & Bulman, G., & Li, X., & Smith, J. (2018). "Updating human capital decisions: Evidence from college applications." Journal of Labor Economics vol. 36 (3), 807-839. | Related Website |
  • Li, M., Wu, W., Zhao, J., Perkis, D., Bond, T.N., Mumford, K., Hummels, D., & Chen, Y.V. (2018). "CareerVis: Hierarchical visualization of career pathway data." IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications vol. 38 (6), 96-105. | Related Website |
  • Bond, T.N., & Lehmann, J-Y.K. (2018). "Prejudice and racial matches in employment." Labour Economics vol. 51 271-93. | Related Website |
  • Bond, T.N., & Lang, K. (2018). "The Black-White education-scaled test-score gap in grades K-7." Journal of Human Resources vol. 53 (4), 891-917. | Related Website |
  • Bond, T.N., & Salisbury, L. (2018). "Local information, income dispersion, and geograpahic mobility." B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy vol. 18 (3), | Related Website |
  • Bond, T.N. (2017). "Internal labor markets in equilibrium." Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization vol. 33 (1), 28-67. | Related Website |
  • Bond, T.N., & Lang, K. (2013). "The evolution of the Black-White test score gap in grades K-3: The fragility of results." Review of Economics and Statistics vol. 95 (5), 1468-1479. | Related Website |

Working Papers

  • Bond, T.N., & Mumford, K.J. "Teacher performance pay in the United States: Incidence and adult outcomes." | Related Website |
  • construction workers

    Hoosier economists explain reasons behind labor shortage

    By now, you’ve likely noticed the impact of the current labor shortage leaving all of us to wonder where the workers went. Hoosier economists including Krannert's Timothy Bond say the virus caused long-term impacts on the country’s workforce and recovery will be a slow process.

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  • happiness icons
    Turns out we don’t really know how to measure happiness
    As Purdue economist Timothy Bond and coauthor Kevin Lang point out in a study published in the Journal of Political Economy last year, the way people feel happiness is inherently subjective, so surveys that ask people to rate their own happiness will be always be flawed.
  • Purdue University livestreams panels on COVID-19 supply chain disruptions and economic implications
    Professors in the Krannert School of Management and College of Agriculture at Purdue University participated in an hourlong panel discussion and Q&A on May 18 about the disruptions to supply chains caused by COVID-19 and implications for consumers. Earlier in May, three Krannert faculty affiliates from the Purdue University Research Center in Economics (PURCE) hosted a Facebook Live event on the economic implications of COVID-19.
  • White collar worker in her kitchen at home
    Pay cuts, layoffs hit white-collar workers, too, says Purdue economist
    Unemployment is becoming more common among white-collar workers as the wave of layoffs and pay cuts that first ravaged the service industry in mid-March start to erode management, upper-level and even executive jobs, says Purdue economist Timothy Bond. “It’s going to trickle up, eventually."
  • Tippecanoe County is facing historic levels of unemployment
    Like the rest of the United States, Tippecanoe County has been hit hard by unemployment caused by the COVID-19 crisis. As many companies temporarily halt operations, recently laid-off or furloughed workers still have opportunities to advance their careers, education and finances, according to Purdue career and personal finance experts.
  • Purdue economists: Americans unemployed due to COVID-19 lockdowns could be slow to return to work
    The COVID-19 pandemic has paused the United States economy and resulted in historic levels of unemployment, and it’s unclear how easily the light switch can be turned back on, say Purdue University economists who specialize in public policy and labor markets.
  • Tight Labor Market
    Trend of younger people not working contributes to tight labor market, says Purdue economist
    Employers are having problems finding workers, and low unemployment is the reason why. Nationally, unemployment is at 3.7 %, the lowest it's been in decades. Fast-food jobs, for example, have often relied on teenagers to fill some of their positions, but experts say trends show teenagers aren't participating in the workforce the way they use to. "It’s going to be harder to find people at entry levels and it's going to be harder to find people at the higher levels as well,” says Timothy Bond, an associate professor of economics at Purdue.

Phone: (765) 496-3664
Office: KRAN 337

Area(s) of Expertise

International Trade, Labor, Organizational Economics