John V. Winters

Oklahoma State University, USA, and IZA, Germany

The IZA World of Labor is an innovative outlet for academics to share research findings with policymakers and the general public in an easily accessible way. I expect this to be a valuable product for all parties involved

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Oklahoma State University, USA

Research interest

Regional and urban economics, labor economics, economics of education, public economics, health economics, applied econometrics

Past positions

Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, 2011–2013; Assistant Professor, Auburn University at Montgomery, 2009–2011


PhD Economics, Georgia State University, 2009

Selected publications

  • “Estimating the returns to schooling using cohort-level maternal education as an instrument.” Economics Letters 126:1 (2015): 25–27.

  • “An anatomy of racial and ethnic trends in male earnings in the U.S.” Review of Income and Wealth 60:4 (2014): 930–947 (with B. Hirsch).

  • “Sinners or saints? Preachers’ kids and risky health behaviors.” Journal of Family and Economic Issues 35:4 (2014): 464–476 (with J. Delaney).

  • “STEM graduates, human capital externalities, and wages in the U.S.” Regional Science and Urban Economics 48:1 (2014): 190–198.

  • “Geographic differences in the earnings of economics majors.” Journal of Economic Education 45:3 (2014): 262–276 (with W. Xu).