Alan Seals


Dept. of Economics

Auburn University

phone: (334) 844-2907



Curriculum Vitae



Pictures of My Family





Maryanna, Henry, and Savannah





Research Interests


Labor Market for College Students/Graduates

Field Experiments

Economics of the Family

Economics of Crime


My Google Scholar Page


Current Research Projects

“The Determinants of Internship Opportunities: Estimates from a Résumé Audit” (with David Jaeger, John Nunley and Eric Wilbrandt)


"The Effects of Majors, Minors and Internship Experience on Employment Opportunities: Results from a Correspondence Audit of the Labor Market for Newly-Minted College Graduates" (with David Jaeger and John Nunley)


"The Effects of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender on Employment Prospects: Results from a Field Experiment" (with Jonathan Bushnell, David Dowling, Sam Goldstein, David Jaeger, George Miller and John Nunley)


In-Utero Exposure to Pollution and Criminal Activity of Young Adults” (with Duha Altindag, David Jaeger, and Divya Sadana)


“Unemployment, Underemployment, and Employment Opportunities: Results from a Correspondence Audit of the Labor Market for College Graduates” (with John Nunley, Adam Pugh, and Nicholas Romero) Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 60: 642-669.


“College Major, Internship Experience, and Employment Opportunities: Estimates from a Résumé Audit” (with John Nunley, Adam Pugh, and Nicholas Romero) Labour Economics, Vol. 38: 37-46.

            Press coverage: Wall Street Journal; Chicago Policy Review


“Racial Discrimination in the Labor Market for Recent College Graduates: Estimates from a Field Experiment” (with John Nunley, Adam Pugh, and Nicholas Romero) The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy (Contributions), Vol. 15: 1093–1125.

            Press coverage: Fortune Magazine


“The Impact of Inflation on Property Crime” (with John Nunley, Mike Stern, Joachim Zietz) Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 34: 483-499.


“Child-Custody Reform and the Division of Labor in the Household” (with John Nunley and Duha Altindag) Review of the Economics of the Household, Vol. 15: 833-856.


“Security and Government Credibility” (with Randy Beard, Richard J. Martin, and Michael Stern)


General News and Information


Video Lectures

Marginal Revolution

Science Magazine


The Financial Times

The New York Times

The Atlantic Monthly

The New Yorker

The Economist

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Foreign Affairs


Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Library of Congress

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Economics and Other Links


Auburn University Economics Working Paper Series

National Bureau of Economic Research

The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel

Open Directory Project links to web pages on History of Economic Thought

The Library of Economics and Liberty

Resources for Economists

RAND Corporation


History of Economic Thought



Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research



Bureau of Labor Statistics

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth

Keeping Track: A Guide to Longitudinal Studies

Bureau of Justice Statistics