Texas Tech University

R. Kaj Gittings, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Economics

Email: kaj.gittings@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.2175

Faculty Office: 254 Holden Hall

Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas 79409-1014


Link to Dr. Gittings web page

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Education

Ph.D., Economics, Cornell University, 2009
M.A., Economics, Cornell University, 2007
M.A.,Economics, University of Colorado-Denver, 2002
B.A.,Economics, University of Colorado-Denver, 2000

Research Interests

  • Labor Economics
  • Organizational and Personnel Economics
  • Exectutive Compensation
  • Economics of Crime

Courses Offered

ECO 5314 Econometrics
ECO 5321 Labor Market Theory & Policy 
ECO 5322 The Economics of Wages and Income

ECO 2301 Principles of Economics I
ECO 4305 Intro to Econometrics

Selected Publications

 

Gittings, R. Kaj and Ian M. Schmutte (forthcoming) “Getting Handcuffs on an Octopus: Minimum Wages, Employment and Turnover,” Industrial and Labor Relations Review.

."The Impact of Incentives on Human Behavior: Can We Make It Disappear? The Case of the Death Penalty, “with Naci Mocan, Crime, Institution and Policies, Rafael Di Tella, Sebastian Edwards and Ernesto Schargrodsky (editors), NBER/University of Chicago Press, 2010; pp. 379-418. 

"The Impact of Incentives on Human Behavior: Can We Make It Disappear? The Case of the Death Penalty, “with Naci Mocan, Crime, Institution and Policies, Rafael Di Tella, Sebastian Edwards and Ernesto Schargrodsky (editors), NBER/University of Chicago Press, 2010; pp. 379-418. 


“Getting Off Death Row: Commuted Sentences and the Deterrent Effect of Capital Punishment,” with Naci Mocan, Journal of Law and Economics; October 2003; 46:2, pp. 453-78.

Department of Economics