Joseph J. Sabia, San Diego State University, Department of Economics
 

Contact Information

Department of Economics
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-4485
Office: Nasatir Hall (NH) 302
Phone: (619) 594-2407
Email: jsabia@mail.sdsu.edu

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Teaching

 

Research Interests

Health Economics, Labor Economics, Economic Demography

 

Journal Articles

 

Academic Papers in Progress

  • “Do Anti-Bullying Laws Work? Evidence from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey” (with Brittany Bass)
  • “Physical Education Requirements and Body Weight: New Evidence from the YRBS” (with Tam Nguyen and
    Oren Rosenberg)
  • “Medical Marijuana Laws and Labor Market Outcomes” (with Glen Kirkpatrick and Oren Rosenberg)
  • “Do Minimum Wages Increase Drinking and Drunk Driving?” (with Laura Argys and Melinda Pitts)
  • “Teen Parenthood and Civic Engagement,” (with Elizabeth Peters, Joe Price, and Reginald Covington).
  • “Insomnia and Human Capital Acquisition,” (with Resul Cesur and Kurt Wang).
  • “Sexual Orientation and Risky Health Behaviors” (with Laura Argys)
  • “The Effect of Income on Religion: Evidence from the Social Security Notch” (with Tam Nguyen)
  • “The Effect of Teen Parenthood on Risky Behaviors: Evidence from the NLSY79 and NLSY97,” (with
    Elizabeth Peters, Joe Price, and Reginald Covington).
  • “The Effect of Teen Fatherhood on Educational Attainment: Evidence across Three Cohorts,” Cornell University
    (with Elizabeth Peters, Joe Price, and Reginald Covington).
  • “The Impact of Social Connectedness on Health,” mimeo, University of Colorado Denver (with Daniel Rees
    and Philip Babcock).
  • “Minimum Wages, Cash Wages, Poverty, and the Business Cycle: New Evidence from the Great Recession
    Years” (with Richard V. Burkhauser).

 

Refereed Published Reports

 

Grants Awarded

  • Principal Investigator, Employment Policies Institute, Minimum Wages, the Labor Market, and Indexing, 2012-
    2014
  • Principal Investigator, San Diego State University Grants Program. Combat Exposure and Domestic Violence,
    2014-2016.
  • Principal Investigator, Charles Koch Foundation, Educational Research Grant for MA Students, San Diego
    State University, Fall 2014.
  • Co-Investigator, Assistant Secretary of Program Evaluation (ASPE), Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, "The Socioeconomic Consequences of Teen Fatherhood", with Principal Investigator H. Elizabeth Peters (Cornell University) and Joseph Price (Brigham Young University).
  • Principal Investigator, Employment Policies Institute, "The Effect of Minimum Wage Increases on Economic Growth," 2010-2011.
  • Principal Investigator, Employment Policies Institute, "Do Minimum Wages Reduce Material Hardship? Evidence from the Survey of Income and Program Participation", with Robert Nielsen (University of Georgia).
  • Principal Investigator, Employment Policies Institute, "The Distribution of Benefits and Job Losses from Senator Barack Obama’s Proposed Federal Minimum Wage Increase from $7.25 to $9.50," 2008-2009, with Richard V. Burkhauser (Cornell University).
  • Principal Investigator, Employment Policies Institute, "Who Will Benefit from a New York State Minimum Wage Hike" 2007-2008, with Richard V. Burkhauser.
  • Principal Investigator, Employment Policies Institute, "The Impact of State Minimum Wage Laws on Small and Retail Business Employment," 2006-2007.
  • Principal Investigator, Employment Policies Institute, "The Impact of Minimum Wages on Single Mothers," 2007-2008.
  • Principal Investigator, University of Georgia Research Foundation, "Sexual Behavior, Educational Performance, and Abortion Law: Finding Paths of Causality," 2006.
  • University of Georgia Presidential Venture Fund Funding for International Health Economics World Congress Travel, 2007.