Brian P. McCall

Professor, School of Education; Professor, Department of Economics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Brian P. McCall, School of Education

Dr. McCall is a professor of education, economics and public policy at the University of Michigan, where he holds appointments at the School of Education, Department of Economics and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. He is a visiting fellow at the Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies. McCall has been a visiting fellow at Cambridge University, Dalhousie University, and University of California, Berkeley as well as a professor at the University of Minnesota. He currently is a co-editor of Economics of Education Review.

McCall’s primary fields of interest are economics of education, program evaluation, and labor economics. His current research focuses on the effect of tuition subsidies on college attendance, the influence of family wealth on college attendance and completion, the effect of financial aid packages on college attendance, completion and subsequent labor market earnings, the influence of education on job displacement and subsequent earnings, the impact of unemployment insurance rules on unemployment durations and re-employment wages, and the determinants and consequences of repeat use of the unemployment insurance system.   

McCall teaches courses in the following program(s):
Higher Education
Higher Education and Master of Public Policy (Dual Degree)
Research, Evaluation, and Assessment
Public Policy in Postsecondary Education
Education and Statistics (Dual Degree)
Higher Education Institutional Research
Higher Education Public Policy



Research Affiliations


10/10/2014 - 2/28/2017 Explaining the Occurrence & Timing of Student Loan Default /Evaluation of the MN SELF Loan Program
Granting Agency: Gates, Bill and Melinda, Foundation

6/1/2014 - 5/1/2016 Family Wealth and College Choice
Granting Agency: American Educational Research Association

4/11/2011 - 8/19/2011 The Impact of High School Curriculum on College Outcomes
Granting Agency: Rackham Spring Summer Research Grant

6/1/2010 - 5/31/2011 The Effect of High School Curriculum on College Completion
Granting Agency: Spencer Foundation

Courses & Syllabi

Term Catalogue Course Description Syllabus
Fall 2015 EDUC 768. Economics of Education EDUC 768. Economics of Education

Fall 2016 EDUC 768. Economics of Education EDUC 768. Economics of Education

Winter 2017 EDUC 795. Quantitative Methods for Non-Experimental Research EDUC 795. Non-Experimental Research Methods in Education

Fall 2017 EDUC 771. Topics in Higher and Postsecondary Education EDUC 771. Panel Data and Event History Methods

Fall 2015 EDUC 793. Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Educational Research EDUC 793. Quantitative Methods in Educational Research



Curriculum Vitae