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James Thomas


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Selected Publications

  • "Improving the Signal Quality of Grades," with Adam Chilton, Peter Joy, and Kyle Rozema, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Forthcoming.
  • "What Do Course Offerings Imply About University Preferences?," Journal of Labor Economics, Forthcoming.
  • "The Signal Quality of Grades Across Academic Fields,” Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2019.
  • "The Effects of Greek Affiliation on Academic Performance," with Andrew De Donato, Economics of Education Review, 2017.


Duke University
PhD, Economics
Duke University
MA, Economics
University of Pennsylvania
BA, Economics and Mathematics

Fields of Interest

  • Labor Economics
  • Economics of Education

Professional Experience

Federal Trade Commission

Postdoctoral Associate
Yale University

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