Refereed Journal Articles


  • Duque, V. and L.L. Schmitz. The influence of early-life economic shocks on long-term outcomes: Evidence from the U.S. Great Depression. R&R: Journal of Human Resources.

  • Miao, J.*, Lin, Y., Wu, Y., Zheng, B., Schmitz, L.L., Fletcher, J.M., Lu, Q. A quantile integral linear model to quantify genetic effects on phenotypic variability. R&R: PNAS.

  • Fiorito, G., Pedron, S., Rosales C.O., McCrory C.…Schmitz, L.L.…Lifepath consortium, Vineis, P., Carmeli, C. The role of epigenetic aging underlying educational inequalities in longevity: A multi-cohort study of 13,021 men and women.

Working PAPERS

Work in Progress

  • Schmitz, L.L., J. Goodwin, D. Conley, T. Johnson. Response of locus of control and perceived control to a consequential chance event: Revisiting the draft lottery’s effects on two key constructs.

  • Beauchamp, J. Lee, J., McGue, M., and L.L. Schmitz. Do genes and family environment interact? Evidence from Korean Adoptees.

  • Schmitz, L.L., S. Merkin, M. Levine, W. Zhao, S. Ratliff, Y. Liu, J. Ding, S. Kardia, J.A. Smith, & T. Seeman. Early life adversity associations with later life epigenetic profiles: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

  • Alemu, R., P. Turley, D. Cesarini, D. Benjamin., & Schmitz, L.L. Effects of cigarette taxation on smoking-related DNA methylation patterns.

  • Bruns, A., L.L. Schmitz, and M.T. Hicken. Racial inequalities in poor birth outcomes: Clarifying the role of precarious work.

Policy Publications

Book Chapters and Reviews

    • Schmitz, Lauren L. (2018). Review of Closing the Deficit: How Much Will Later Retirement Help? Edited by Gary Burtless and Henry J. Aaron. Eastern Economic Journal, 44(2): 332-334. 10.1057/eej.2014.55

    • Schmitz, Lauren L. (2013). Do cultural tax districts buttress revenue growth for arts organizations? In M. Rushton, ed., Creative Communities: Art Works in Economic Development. Washington: Brookings Institution Press, pp. 80-96.

    • Milberg, William and Lauren L. Schmitz. (2011). The business of macro imbalances: Gluts in savings, money and profits. In P. Arestis, ed., Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Economic Policy: Essays in Honour of Malcolm Sawyer. London: Palgrave, pp. 72-95.