Richard W. Evans
University of Chicago
• Senior Lecturer, M.A. Program in Computational Social Science
• Director, Open Source Macroeconomics Laboratory
• Fellow, Becker Friedman Institute

(773) 702-9169
McGiffert House, Room 208
5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Twitter: @RickEcon
Fields of Specialization:
  • Macroeconomics
  • Public Economics
  • Computational Economics
  • International Macroeconomics
Education:
  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Texas at Austin, 2008
  • M.S., Economics, University of Texas at Austin, 2005
  • M.A., Public Policy, Brigham Young University, 2003
  • B.A., Economics, Brigham Young University, 1998

Recent Publications:
• "Integrating Microsimulation Models of Tax Policy into a DGE Macroeconomic Model," joint with Jason DeBacker and Kerk L. Phillips, Public Finance Review,  (forthcoming). [code]

• "Natural Limits of Wealth Inequality and the Effectiveness of Tax Policy," joint with Scott Condie and Kerk L. Phillips, Public Finance Review (forthcoming).

• "Advantages of an Ellipse when Modeling Leisure Utility," joint with Kerk L. Phillips, Computational Economics , 51:3, pp. 513-533 (March 2018).

• "Dynamic Analysis of Corporate Income Tax Rate Cut," Quantitative Notes, 2017-4, Open Research Group, Inc. (Nov. 29, 2017).

• "Government Revenue and Distributional Effects of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," joint with Haylee Ham, Quantitative Notes, 2017-3, Open Research Group, Inc. (Nov. 29, 2017).

• "Big Data Techniques as a Solution to Theory Problems," joint with Kenneth L. Judd and Kramer Quist, in Conquering Big Data with High Performance Computing, eds. Ritu Arora, Springer (2016). [view on Amazon]
Works in Progress:
Overlapping Generations Models for Policy Analysis: Theory and Computation, joint with Jason DeBacker, unpublished textbook (October 2018).

• "The Distributional Effects of Redistributional Tax Policy," joint with Jason DeBacker, Evan Magnusson, Kerk L. Phillips, Shanthi Ramnath, and Isaac Swift, revise and resubmit, Quantitative Economics (July 2016).

• "A Big Data Approach to Optimal Sales Taxation," joint with Christian Baker, Jeremy Bejarano, Kenneth L. Judd, and Kerk L. Phillips (Sep. 2015).
Other Links and News:
• The second annual Summer Boot Camp of the Open Source Macroeconomics Laboratory (OSM Lab) at the University of Chicago was a resounding success. All curriculum materials are open access at the OSM Lab GitHub repository https://github.com/OpenSourceMacro/BootCamp2018. (Aug. 2018)

Slides and papers from Rick's presentation, "Open Source Modeling for Policy Analysis, Research and Teaching," at the University of Chicago Computational Social Science Workshop, February 1, 2018.

• Rick has joined the Steering Committee of QuantEcon. (Jan. 2018)



• Rick's Project Euler friend key:
1055910_HgwI83R0RpFlvXAlU2yVGLJZjFaB0MvQ