Health Economics & Outcome Research: Open Access

ISSN - 2471-268X

John Parman

John Parman
College of William & Mary


Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, College of William & Mary, 2011
Faculty Affiliate, Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy, 2011
Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research (DAE), 2012
Post-doctoral Fellow in Economics, Department of Economics, University of California Davis, 2008-2011.


Ph.D., Economics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 2008.
Dissertation: The Private and Public Effects of School Reform Committee Chairperson: Professor Joseph Ferrie
B.A.: Economics and Physics with honors, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, 2002

Research Interest

My research focuses on using historical data sources to explore the relationships between health, family structure, community characteristics and educational and occupational outcomes. My focus is primarily on the United States at the turn of the century. Current projects include investigating how health shocks lead families to redistribute resources among children, how historical segregation influenced racial gaps in health and socioeconomic status, and how intergenerational mobility has evolved over the past century.