The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Matthew C. Harris

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
Research Assistant Professor, Boyd Center for Business & Economic Research
Haslam College of Business
University of Tennessee
722A Stokely Management Center
Knoxville, Tennessee  37996-0570
phone:  (865) 974-5591
fax:  (865) 974-3100

Ph.D., Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., Economics, George Mason University
B.A., Economics, University of Virginia


Labor Economics – Econ 441

Econometrics - Econ 582



Maternal Stress and Birth Outcomes: Evidence from the 1994 Northridge Earthquake” with Celeste Carruthers and Bongkyum Kim (Accepted at Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization)

Imperfect Information on Physical Activity and Caloric Intake”  (Accepted at Economics and Human Biology)

Harris, Matthew C. and Christopher J. Cronin (2017).   “The Effects of Prospective Mate Characteristics on Investment in Health Capital Among Single Women.”  Economics and Human Biology 24(2), 164-183.

Harris, Matthew C., Jinseong Park, Donald J. Bruce, and Matthew N. Murray (2017).  “Peacekeeping Force:  Effects of Providing Tactical Equipment to Local Law Enforcement”  American Economic Journal:  Economic Policy, Forthcoming.


The Impact of Body Weight on Occupational Mobility and Career Development” (Revisions Requested at International Economic Review)

Reference Health and the Demand for Medical Care” with Jennifer Kohn (Revisions requested at Economic Journal)

Provider Preferences and Time Allocation in a Clinic Setting”  with Yinan Liu and Ian McCarthy (Under Review).

“Competitive Repertoire Complexity:  Governance Antecedents and Performance Outcomes” with Russell Crook, Kyle Turner, and Annette Ranft

“Initial Exercise Behavior, Habit, and Persistence”  with Lawrence M. Kessler

“Crowd-In Control: Intergovernmental Grants of Non-Fungible Capital”  with Celeste Carruthers, Jinseong Park, Don Bruce, and Matt Murray

“Occupational Choice and Lifestyle Choice:   The Relationship Between Employment, Dining, and Exercise Behaviors”

revised:  June 21, 2017


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