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



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

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 9(3), 291-313.

Kim, Bongkyun, Celeste K. Carruthers, and Matthew C. Harris. (2017). “Maternal Stress and Birth Outcomes: Evidence from the 1994 Northridge Earthquake”  Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 140, 354-373.

Harris, Matthew C. (2017). “Imperfect Information on Physical Activity and Caloric Intake”  Economics and Human Biology 26(1), 112-125.

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.


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

Prescription Opioids and Labor Market Pains”  with Larry Kessler, Matt Murray, and Beth Glenn (Revisions requested at Journal of Human Resources)

Do In-kind Grants Stick”  with Celeste Carruthers, Jinseong Park, Don Bruce, and Matt Murray (Under Review)

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 (Under Review)

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

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

revised:  January 11, 2018


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