Laura M. Crispin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Office: Barbelin 107B
Phone: (610)-660-1594
Fax: (610)-660-3379
Website: Website

Curriculum Vitae (CV)


  • Ph.D., Economics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (2012)
  • M.A., Economics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (2008)
  • B.A., Economics, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (2004)

Professional Experience

  • Research Assistant, Professor Bruce Weinberg, The Ohio State University, Department of Economics, June 2009-September 2010.
  • Research Assistant, Professor Richard Steckel, The Ohio State University, Department of Economics, September 2008-June 2010.
  • Research Associate, The Brattle Group, Cambridge, MA, June 2004 –July 2007.

Courses Taught

Microeconomic Theory; Labor Economics; Econometrics; Research Methods; Poverty and Income Inequality


Crispin, Laura M., and Dimitrios Nikolaou. "Estimating the Effect of Child Caregiving on College Students’ Time Allocation." Accepted, Monthly Labor Review, August 2018.

Crispin, Laura M. and Dimitrios Nikolaou. 2017. “Work and Play Take School Time Away? The Impact of Extracurricular and Work Time on Educational Time for Live-at-home College Students.” Applied Economics. (

Crispin, Laura M. 2017. “Extracurricular Participation, ‘At-Risk’ Status, and the High School Dropout Decision.” Education Finance and Policy 12(2): 166-196. (doi:10.1162/EDFP_a_00212)

Grants and Awards

  • Morris Research Grant, Spring 2018
  • Faculty Merit Teaching Award, Spring 2017
  • Summer Research Grant, Summer 2013; Summer 2017
  • L. Edwin Smart Departmental Citation for Excellence in Teaching, The Ohio State University, 2011


  • Labor Economics
  • Economics of Education
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Time Use Analysis