The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Matthew C. Harris

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
Research Assistant Professor, Boyd Center for Business & Economic Research
Haslam College of Business
University of Tennessee
722A Stokely Management Center
Knoxville, Tennessee  37996-0570
phone:  (865) 974-5591
fax:  (865) 974-3100

Ph.D., Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., Economics, George Mason University
B.A., Economics, University of Virginia


Labor Economics – Econ 441

Econometrics - Econ 582



Prescription Opioids and Labor Market Pains”  with Larry Kessler, Matt Murray, and Beth Glenn (Accepted by Journal of Human Resources)

The Impact of Body Weight on Occupational Mobility and Career Development”  (International Economic Review, forthcoming)

“Harris, Matthew C. and Jennifer L. Kohn (2018). “Reference Health and the Demand for Medical Care.” The Economic Journal 128, 2812-2842.

Harris, Matthew C., Jinseong Park, Donald J. Bruce, and Matthew N. Murray (2017).  “Peacekeeping Force:  Effects of Providing Tactical Equipment to Local Law Enforcement”  American Economic Journal:  Economic Policy 9(3), 291-313.

Kim, Bongkyun, Celeste K. Carruthers, and Matthew C. Harris. (2017). “Maternal Stress and Birth Outcomes: Evidence from the 1994 Northridge Earthquake”  Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 140, 354-373.

Harris, Matthew C. (2017). “Imperfect Information on Physical Activity and Caloric Intake”  Economics and Human Biology 26(1), 112-125.

Harris, Matthew C. and Christopher J. Cronin (2017).   “The Effects of Prospective Mate Characteristics on Investment in Health Capital Among Single Women.”  Economics and Human Biology 24(2), 164-183.


Do In-kind Grants Stick”  with Celeste Carruthers, Jinseong Park, Don Bruce, and Matt Murray (Revisions requested at Journal of Urban Economics)

Provider Preferences and Time Allocation in a Clinic Setting”   with Yinan Liu and Ian McCarthy (Under Review)

“Competitive Repertoire Complexity:  Governance Antecedents and Performance Outcomes”  with Russell Crook, Kyle Turner, and Annette Ranft (Under Review)

Habit Formation and Persistence in Health Behaviors: Evidence from Stationary Exercise”  with Lawrence M. Kessler (Under Review)

“Occupational Choice and Lifestyle Choice:   The Relationship Between Employment, Dining, and Exercise Behaviors”

revised:  December 14, 2018


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