Thomas J. Nechyba
Professor of Economics
Professor Nechyba conducts his research within the fields of public finance, fiscal federalism, and the economics of education. His studies tend toward the investigation of function within local governments, public policy issues concerning disadvantaged families, and the economics behind primary and secondary education. He received funding for one of his latest projects, “An Empirical Investigation of Peer Effects in Schools and of Household Responses to School Policy Changes,” from a National Science Foundation grant. He also received support from the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy for his work, “Urban Sprawl;” from the Spencer Foundation for his study on, “The Role of Peers, Parental Choices, and Neighborhoods;” from the New Zealand Ministry of Education for a study on, “The Impact of Family and Community Resources on Education Outcomes;” and the Hoover Institution for the study, “The Implications of New Federalism.” He also received monetary support from the National Academy of Sciences for his investigation of the fiscal impact of immigrants, and from the Center for Economic Policy Research for various projects concerning education and welfare policy. In addition to his individual research pursuits, Professor Nechyba is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
- Ph.D., University of Rochester 1994
- B.A., University of Florida 1989
Nechyba, TJ. "Alternative education finance strategies." no. Mar (2006): 7-27.
Nechyba, TJ. "School Finance, School Choice and Residential Segregation." CESifo Economic Studies (2005). (Academic Article)
"Comment: Land taxation in New York City: A general equilibrium analysis." City Taxes, City Spending: Essays in Honor of Dick Netzer (December 1, 2004): 95-100. Full Text
Nechyba, TJ. "School Competition and School Quality in the U.S." CESifo DICE Report - Journal of Institutional Comparison 4 (December 2004): 3-8. (Academic Article)
Nechyba, TJ. "IQ and the wealth of nations." JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC LITERATURE 42, no. 1 (March 2004): 220-221.
Nechyba, T. "Public School Finance and Urban School Policy: General Versus Partial Equilibrium Analysis." Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs (October 2003): 139-170. (Academic Article)
Nechyba, TJ. "What Can Be (and What Has Been) Learned from General Equilibrium Simulation Models of School Finance?." National Tax Journal 56, no. 2 (June 2003): 387-414. Full Text
Nechyba, TJ. "Centralization, fiscal federalism, and private school attendance." International Economic Review 44, no. 1 (February 1, 2003): 179-204. Full Text
Nechyba, TJ. "Chapter 22 Income and Peer Quality Sorting in Public and Private Schools.", 1327-1368. December 1, 2006. Full Text
Nechyba, TJ. "Income and Peer Quality Sorting in Public and Private Schools." In Handbook of the Economics of Education,edited by E Hanushek and F Welch, 1327-1368. November 2006.
Nechyba, TJ. Introducing School Choice into Multi-District Public School Systems. 2002.
Nechyba, TJ. Prospects for Land Rent Taxes in State and Local Tax Reforms. 2002.
Nechyba, TJ. The Economics of Education: Vouchers and Peer Group Effects. 1998.
Nechyba, TJ. "Replacing capital taxes with land taxes: Efficiency and distributional implications with an application to the United States economy." Conference on Land Value Taxation. TEMPE, AZ. January 1998.: LINCOLN INST LAND POLICY, January 1, 1998.
Nechyba, TJ, ASSOC, NTAX, and ASSOC, NTAX. "Public school finance and vouchers in a general equilibrium Tiebout world." 1998.
NSF - IGE: Enhancing Data Skills and Professional Readiness through Vertically-Integrated Interdisciplinary Data Science Capstone Projects awarded by National Science Foundation (Co Investigator). 2018 to 2021
CC*Data: ImPACT - Infrastructure for Privacy-Assured compuTations awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2019
To support research on the organizational structure, social networks, and capacity of member programs within El Sistema awarded by National Endowment for the Arts (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2017
An Empirical Investigation of Peer Effects in Schools and of Household Responses to School Policy Changes awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2004 to 2008
American Economic Association Summer Program and Minority Scholarship Program awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2008
Efficient and Equitable Delivery of Education in a District-based Public School System awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2000 to 2001