Dr. Daniel J. Parisian is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Decision Sciences. He received two B.A.s, one in Mathematics and one in Economics, from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Dr. Parisian is an applied microeconomist whose primary research interests lie in the evaluation of active labor market programs and issues pertaining to health economics. His current research focuses on the use of partial identification methods to evaluate the effectiveness of educational services within Job Corps, America’s largest education and job training program for disadvantaged and at-risk youth, on various labor market outcomes, including earnings, employment, crime, drug use, and health. He has published in the Economics of Education Review and Research in Labor Economics.
Dr. Parisian comes to UNCP from Mississippi State University, where he had been an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Finance and Economics in the university’s College of Business. While at MSU, Dr. Parisian taught microeconomics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as a graduate course on mathematical methods in economics.