William Lincoln, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics


Robert Day School of Economics and Finance

Areas of Expertise

Industrial Organization
International Economics


S.B., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

Awards and Affiliations

Janet Yellen and the entire Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve formally briefed on the paper “The Rise of Exporting By US Firms,” 2015

Ranked #38 on the list of top young economists worldwide by RePEc, 2014

H. Gregg Lewis Prize, best paper in the Journal of Labor Economics in the two calendar years 2010 and 2011

Graduate Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2005

Graduated with Honors, University of Chicago, 2003

Sigma Xi, Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago, 2003

Dean’s List, University of Chicago, 1999-2003

Research and Publications

"The Supply Side of Innovation: H-1B Visa Reforms and US Ethnic Invention" (with William Kerr), Journal of Labor Economics

"The Dynamics of Firm Lobbying" (with William Kerr and Prachi Mishra), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy

"Skilled Immigration and the Employment Structures of US Firms" (with Sari Kerr and William Kerr), Journal of Labor Economics

"Pirate's Treasure" (with Jenny Lin), Journal of International Economics

"The Rise of Exporting By US Firms" (with Andrew McCallum), European Economic Review