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Steven Haider

Professor, Economics


An expert in the economics of labor supply and income equality; public assistance for the poor (welfare, food stamps, public housing); and the retirement, working and saving behavior of the elderly.

Current Research

Improving infant morality rate estimates, evaluation of retirement preparedness in the United States

Selected Publications

  • Elder, Todd E., John H. Goddeeris, and Steven J. Haider. Forthcoming. “Isolating the Roles of Individual Covariates in Reweighting Estimation.” Journal of Applied Econometrics.

  • Cascio, Elizabeth U., Steven J. Haider, and Helena Skyt Nelson. 2015. “The Effectiveness of Policies that Promote Labor Force Participation of Women with Children: A Collection of National Studies.” Labour Economics.

  • Solon, Gary, Steven J. Haider, and Jeffrey Wooldridge. 2015. “What Are We Weighting For?” Journal of Human Resources 50(2):301-316.

  • Haider, Steven J., Lenisa Vangjel, Tracie Bolton, Jonathan Gold, Beth H. Olson. 2014. “An Evaluation of the Effects of a Breastfeeding Support Program on Health Outcomes.” Health Services Research 49(6):2017-2034.

  • Elder, Todd E., John H. Goddeeris, Steven J. Haider and Nigel Paneth. 2014. “The Changing Character of the Black-White Infant Mortality Gap, 1983-2004.” American Journal of Public Health 104(S1) S105-S111.

Government Focus

Local, State

Public Service

National Institutes of Health reviewer
Commissioned expert report, “An Economic View of Food Deserts in the United States”, United States Department of Agriculture-Economic Research Service; Washington, DC
Population Association of America Economic Demography Workshop committee member
Co-Director, MSU Health, Institutions and Policy Initiative (HIPI); East Lansing, MI
Labor Section Working Group Member, Health and Retirement Study, Institute for Social Research; Ann Arbor, MI