Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Faculty and Staff

Timothy Classen

Title/s: Associate Professor

Office #: Maguire 548

Phone: 312.915.6184

E-mail: tclass1@luc.edu

External Webpage: http://homepages.luc.edu/~tclass1/

Degrees

  • PhD Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, December 2006

  • MA Economics, University of Chicago, 1997

  • BA Mathematics and Economics, Macalester College, 1996

Research Interests

  • Health Economics

  • Microeconomics

  • Econometrics

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Economic Association

  • International Health Economics Association

  • American Society of Health Economists

Courses Taught

  • ECON 201. Introduction to Microeconomics

  • ECON 303. Microeconomics

  • ECON 428/HCMT 502. Economics of Health Care

Selected Publications

Refereed Articles 

Classen, T.J., R.A. Dunn. "The effect of job loss and unemployment duration on suicide risk in the United States: a new look using mass-layoffs and unemployment duration." Health Economics, 21.3 (2012). 338-350

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hec.1719/abstract

Classen, T.J. "Changes Over Time in the Relationship of Obesity to Education Accumulation." Eastern Economic Journal (2011).

Classen, T.J., R.A. Dunn. "Suicide, social integration and fertility rates." Applied Economics Letters. 18.11 (2011). 1011-1014

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13504851.2010.520668

Classen, T.J. "Measures of the intergenerational transmission of body mass index between mothers and their children in the United States, 1981-2004." Economics and Human Biology. 8.1 (2010). 30-43.  

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/1570677X

Classen, T.J. "The Politics of Hope and Despair: The Effect of Presidential Election Outcomes on Suicide Rates." Social Science Quarterly. (2009).  

Classen, T.J., C. Hokayem. "Childhood Influences on Youth Obesity." Economics and Human Biology. 3.2 (2005). 165-187.  

Presentation of Refereed Papers 

Classen, T.J., L. Helmchen. "Local Matching Markets and Risky Adolescent Behaviors and Attributes." 8th World Congress of the International Health Economics Association. Toronto, Canada.  July 2011.

Classen, T.J. "The Role of Weight Status in Intergenerational Correlations of Education." 6th World Congress of International Health Economics Association. Copenhagen, Denmark. 2007.

Chyi, H., T.J. Classen, O. Ozturk. "Obesity and SNAP: Does Anyone 'Gain' From Food Stamp Program Participation?" American Society of Health Economists, Ithaca, New York. June 2010.

Classen, T.J."The Effect of Relative Weight Status on Education Accumulation." AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. June 2009.

Classen, T.J. "Changes over time in the relationship of obesity to education accumulation." American Society of Health Economists. Durham, North Carolina. 2008.

Classen, T.J. "Measures of the Intergenerational Transmission of Body Mass Index." American Society of Health Economists Conference. Madison, Wisconsin. 2006.

Classen, T.J., R. Dunn. "The Effect of Job Loss and Unemployment Duration on Suicide Risk in the United States: a New Look Using Mass-Layoffs and Unemployment Insurance Claims." Southern Economic Association, Annual Meeting. San Antonio, Texas. November 2009.

Classen, T.J., O. Ozturk, H. Chyi. "Selection Bias in the Relationship of Food Stamp Program Participation to Obesity." Annual Meetings of the Midwest Economics Association. Cleveland, Ohio. March 2009.

Classen, T.J. "Intergenerational Obesity Transmission and Correlations of Human Capital Accumulation." University of Illinois-Chicago Health Economics Workshop. Chicago, Illinois. October 2006.

Classen, T.J. "Measures of the Intergenerational Transmission of Body Mass Index." UW-Madison Public Economics Workshop. Madison, Wisconsin. 2005.