Brian P. McCall

Professor, School of Education; Professor, Department of Economics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Brian P. McCall, School of Education

Brian McCall is an economist whose research interests include the study of student enrollment and departure behavior from college, the economics of higher education, labor economics, applied econometrics, econometric methods in duration data, quasi-experimental methods, health economics, and the incentive effects of social insurance programs. McCall studies problems in both K-12 and higher education, including using sophisticated methods to model and evaluate intervention program effects. His research has been supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, the Gates Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, and the Spencer Foundation and his work has been published in Econometrica, Economics of Education Review, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Higher Education, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Political Economy, and Research in Higher Education. He currently serves as an associate editor of Economics of Education Review.

McCall teaches courses in the following program(s):
Higher Education
Higher Education and Master of Public Policy (Dual Degree)
Research, Evaluation, and Assessment
Public Policy in Postsecondary Education
Education and Statistics (Dual Degree)
Higher Education Institutional Research
Higher Education Public Policy



Research Affiliations


10/10/2014 - 2/28/2017 Explaining the Occurrence & Timing of Student Loan Default /Evaluation of the MN SELF Loan Program
Granting Agency: Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation

6/1/2014 - 5/1/2016 Family Wealth and College Choice
Granting Agency: American Educational Research Association

4/11/2011 - 8/19/2011 The Impact of High School Curriculum on College Outcomes
Granting Agency: Rackham Spring Summer Research Grant

6/1/2010 - 5/31/2011 The Effect of High School Curriculum on College Completion
Granting Agency: Spencer Foundation

Courses & Syllabi

Term Catalogue Course Description Syllabus
Fall 2015 EDUC 768. Economics of Education EDUC 768. Economics of Education

Fall 2016 EDUC 768. Economics of Education EDUC 768. Economics of Education

Winter 2017 EDUC 795. Quantitative Methods for Non-Experimental Research EDUC 795. Non-Experimental Research Methods in Education

Fall 2017 EDUC 771. Topics in Higher and Postsecondary Education EDUC 771. Panel Data and Event History Methods

Fall 2015 EDUC 793. Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Educational Research EDUC 793. Quantitative Methods in Educational Research



Curriculum Vitae