Seth Neumuller

Assistant Professor of Economics, Wellesley College

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Research Interests

Macroeconomics, Labor Economics, and Consumer Finance

Contact Information

Department of Economics

Pendleton East

Wellesley College

106 Central Street

Wellesley, MA 02481


Published and Forthcoming Articles

"The Impact of Learning on Business Cycle Fluctuations in the Consumer Unsecured Credit Market," with Matthew N. Luzzetti. Macroeconomic Dynamics, Forthcoming

"Bridging the Gap between Undergraduate and Graduate Macroeconomics," with Casey Rothschild and Akila Weerapana. Journal of Economic Education, Volume 49, Number 3, Pages 242 - 251.

"Financial Sophistication and Portfolio Choice over the Life Cycle," with Casey Rothschild. Review of Economic Dynamics, Volume 26, October 2017, Pages 243-262.

"Learning and the Dynamics of Consumer Unsecured Debt and Bankruptcies," with Matthew N. Luzzetti. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Volume 67, June 2016, Pages 22 - 39.

"Inter-industry Wage Differentials Revisited: Wage Volatility and the Option Value of Mobility" Journal of Monetary Economics, Volume 76, November 2015, Pages 38-54.

Working Papers

"Can Income Differences Explain the Racial Wealth Gap? A Quantitative Analysis," with Hero Ashman*. Online Appendix (November 2018)

"Optimal Annuitization with Imperfect Information about Insolvency Risk," with Hui Li* and Casey Rothschild. (July 2017)

"Bankruptcy Reform and the Housing Crisis," with Matthew N. Luzzetti. (March 2014)

Work in Progress

"Portfolio Choice, Housing, and the Racial Wealth Gap"

"Predatory Lending in a Quantitative Model of Consumer Default"

(* indicates a current or past Wellesley College undergraduate student)