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Curriculum Vitae



Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Alabama. 2012-present


Ph.D., Economics. May 2012
M.A., Economics. July 2010
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

M.Sc., Development Studies. 2006
London School of Economics, London, UK

B.S., Computer Science. 1999
Taylor University, Upland, Indiana



“Trends in Occupational Segregation by Gender 1970-2009: Adjusting for
the Impact of Changes in the Occupational Coding System” (with
Francine D. Blau and Albert Y. Liu) April 2013, Demography, Vol. 50, No. 2

- Working papers available as NBER Working Paper No. 17993 and IZA Discussion Paper No. 6490.


Working Papers

“Minimum Wage Heterogeneity: Examining Inflation-Indexing and Local Wages” (with Michael R. Strain) Revision requested.

“Job Quality and Poverty in Latin America” (with Christopher Mann and Carlos Rodriguez-Castelan) Revision requested.

"Asymmetric Non-Separation and Rural Labor Markets" (with Brian Dillon and Germano Mwabu) Under review

"How Do Restaurants Pay For the Minimum Wage?" Under review

"Is There Still Son Preference in the United States?" (with Francine D. Blau, Lawrence M. Kahn, Jason Cook, and Miriam Larson-Koester) Under review

“Variation in Monopsonistic Behavior Across Establishments: Evidence From the Indonesian Labor Market”

"Who Creates Stable Jobs? Evidence from Brazil" (with Laura Connolly)


Works in Progress

“Impact of Firing Restrictions on Firm Performance: Evidence from Indonesia”

"Allocative Efficiency of Non-Farm Enterprises in Agricultural Households: Evidence from Malawi" (with Joshua D. Merfield)


Awards and Grants

Growth in Labour Markets in Low Income Countries Programme, Co-Recipient (PI: Brian Dillon; Co-I: Germano Mwabu), 2014. €253,400.

University of Alabama Summer Excellence in Research Program, 2017, 2015.

University of Alabama's Research Grant Council, 2013

ILR Research Assistance Grant, 2012

ILR Dean's PhD Travel Grant, 2011

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, International Research
Travel Grant. 2009

Ernst Liu Family Economics Outstanding Teaching Award, Cornell
University. 2008



Laura Connolly (advisor, exp. completion 2018)

Jay Herndon (advisor, in progress)

Matt Hampton (member, exp. completion 2018)

Mi Shen (member, 2017)


Professional Experience

World Bank, Short-term consultant, Washington DC. 2014

UNDP, Short-term consultant, Botswana. 2010

World Bank, Short-term consultant, Jakarta Office. 2008

Eli Lilly and Company, Systems Analyst, Indianapolis, Indiana. 1999-2005


Conferences and Presentations

- 10th Southeastern International/Development Economics Workshop, Atlanta, GA.
- Center for the Study of African Economies Conference 2017, Oxford, UK.
- SOLE / Midwest Economic Association Meetings 2017, Cincinnati, OH.
- Western Economic Association Annual Meetings 2017, San Diego, CA.
- Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics, Summer Workshop - Development Economics, Stanford, CA.
- 29th European Association of Labor Economists Conference, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
- National Tax Association 110th Annual Conference on Taxation, Philadelphia, PA.

- Society of Labor Economists Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
- Georgia St. University, Atlanta, GA.
- IZA Labor Markets in Southern Africa, Lusaka, Zambia.
- Northeast Universities Development Consortium, Cambridge, MA.

- American Economic Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
- Economics of Global Poverty Conference, Wenham, MA.
- Society of Labor Economists Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec.
- 11th IZA Conference on Labor Market Policy Evaluation, Bonn, Germany.
- World Bank Workshop on Market Power and Welfare, Washington DC.

- American Economics Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
- Society of Labor Economists Annual Meeting, Washington DC.
- GLM-LIC Program Meeting, Lima, Peru.
- Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

- Georgia State University
- 11th International Industrial Organization Conference, Boston, MA
- Economics of Global Poverty Seminar, Grand Rapids, MI
- Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data Conference, Atlanta, GA
- Southern Economics Association Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL

- University of Alabama
- University of Georgia
- Baylor University
- Federal Trade Commission
- University of Akron
- 18th International Panel Data Conference, Paris, France
- Economics of Global Poverty Seminar, Grand Rapids, MI

- Cornell University, Labor and Development Seminars
- IZA/World Bank Conference: Employment and Development, Mexico City, Mexico
- Society of Labor Economists Annual Meetings, Vancouver, Canada
- Royal Economics Society Annual Conference, London, England
- Midwest International Economic Development Conf., Madison, WI

- Northeast Universities Development Consortium, Boston, MA
- Cornell University, Labor Economics Seminar




Contact Information

Peter Brummund
200 Alston Hall
PO Box 870224
Dept. of Economics, Finance & Legal Studies
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
peter.brummund [at] ua [dot] edu