Andrew Hanson

Andrew Hanson
Andrew Hanson Marquette University

 579 David Straz Hall

Milwaukee WI United States of America (414) 288-5822
Curriculum Vitae ePublications

Associate Professor of Economics

Dr. Hanson joined Marquette in 2012 after spending four years as an Assistant Professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Prior to that he completed his graduate studies at Syracuse University. His primary fields of interest are public finance and urban economics. Within these fields some of his research has examined federal housing subsidies, spatially targeted redevelopment programs, the incidence of tobacco taxation, and racial discrimination in housing markets. He has served as a staff economist for the Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, D.C. and his work has been published in the Journal of Urban Economics, National Tax Journal, Regional Science and Urban Economics, the Journal of Regional Science, the Journal of Housing Economics, Public Finance Review, and the Journal of Public Budgeting and Finance.


  • Ph.D., Economics, Syracuse University, 2008
  • B.S., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 2003

Professional Interests

  • Federal Housing Subsidies
  • Spatially Targeted Redevelopment Programs
  • Racial Discrimination in Housing Markets

Selected Publications

“Field Experiment Tests of Discrimination Against Hispanics in the Rental Housing Market” Forthcoming in the Southern Economic Journal (with Michael Santas).

“Do Spatially Targeted Redevelopment Programs Spill-Over?” Regional Science and Urban Economics, 43(1), 2013: 86–100 (with Shawn Rohlin).

“Size of Home, Home Ownership, and the Mortgage Interest Deduction.” Journal of Housing Economics, 21(3), 2012: 195–210.

“Do Landlords Discriminate in the Rental Housing Market? Evidence from an Internet Field Experiment in U.S. Cities” Journal of Urban Economics 70(2-3), 2011: 99–114 (with Zackary Hawley).

Honors and Awards

  • Public Finance Review Outstanding Paper Award, 2011
  • Andrew Young School Excellence in Teaching Award (Georgia State University), 2011
  • National Tax Association Outstanding Service Award, 2010
  • Lincoln Institute Junior Scholar, 2010
  • Melvin Eggers Fellowship (Syracuse University), Academic Year 2007-2008

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