Nicholas Jolly

Nicholas Jolly
Nicholas Jolly Marquette University

 583 David Straz Hall

Milwaukee WI United States of America (414) 288-7576
Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor of Economics

Dr. Jolly joined Marquette University in 2012. He received his Ph.D. and MA in economics from the University of Connecticut, and he received his BS in managerial economics from Bentley University. Prior to joining Marquette, Dr. Jolly worked for two years as an economist at the Connecticut Department of Labor and as a lecturer for three years at Central Michigan University.

Dr. Jolly is an applied labor economist and primarily studies the various determinants of an individual’s earnings and income. He has published several papers on the experiences of workers who suffer from job displacement and on the distributional impacts of strengthening collective bargaining agreements in the NBA. Dr. Jolly has also published a book chapter on the general determinants of wages. His current research focuses on the labor market and familial impacts of work-limiting disabilities and the effect that final offer salary arbitration has on the salaries within Major League Baseball.


  • Ph.D. – Economics, University of Connecticut, 2008
  • MA – Economics, University of Connecticut, 2005
  • BS – Managerial Economics, Bentley University, 2003

Professional Interests

  • Labor economics
  • Applied microeconomics
  • Job displacement
  • Disability
  • Sports economics

Selected Publications

Hill, J. Richard, and Nicholas A. Jolly. Forthcoming. “Negotiated Settlement under Major League Baseball’s Final Offer Salary Arbitration System.” Contemporary Economic Policy.

Jolly, Nicholas A. 2013. “The Impact of Work-Limiting Disabilities on Earnings and Income Mobility.” Applied Economics 45(36): 5104-5118.

Jolly, Nicholas A. 2013. “Job Displacement and the Inter-temporal Movement of Workers through the Earnings and Income Distributions.” Contemporary Economic Policy 31(2): 392-406.

Hill, J. Richard, and Nicholas A. Jolly. 2012. “Salary Distribution and Collective Bargaining Agreements: A Case Study of the NBA.” Industrial Relations 51(2): 342-363.