Lee Hansen Overview

W. Lee HansenBackground

  • Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 1958.
  • Joined UW-Madison faculty in 1964.
  • Became Professor Emeritus, 1996.

Broad Research Interests

  • Labor economics
  • Economics of education
  • Economic education

Current Research Activity

  • Race/ethnic diversity in higher education
  • Academic Freedom and faculty governance
  • The impact of student financial aid on college attendance
  • The financing of higher education
  • Total quality improvement in higher education
  • Expected Proficiencies for Economics Majors

Selected Recent and Forthcoming Publications

  • Academic Freedom on Trial: 100 Years of Sifting and Winnowing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Editor. (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Publications, 1998). Author of “Introduction,” pp. 1-17. Book information and ordering
  • “Graduate Training and the Early Career Productivity of Ph.D. Economists,” with Thomas Buchmueller and Jeffrey Dominitz, Economics of Education Review 18 (February 1999), pp. 65-77.
  • “The Link from Graduate Education in Economics to the Labor Market,” Journal of Economic Perspectives 13 (Summer 1999), pp. 147-152.
  • “Integrating the Practice of Writing into Economics Instruction,” in William E. Becker and Michael Watts (eds.), Teaching Undergraduate Economics: Alternatives to Chalk and Talk (London: Edward Elgar, 1999), pp. 79-118.
  • “Retargeting Higher Education Access and Persistence Efforts: Illustrating a ‘System’ Focused Process for Improving Public Policy,” with Jacob O. Stampen. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 21 (Winter 1999), pp. 417-426.
  • “Developing New Proficiencies for Human Resource and Industrial Relations Professionals,” in Bruce Kauffman and David Lewin (eds.) New Research on Labor Relations and the Performance of University HR/IR Programs, in Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations (New York: Elsevier, 2001). Volume 10, pp. 209-233.
  • “Expected Proficiencies for Undergraduate Economics Majors,” Journal of Economic Education 32 (Summer 2001), pp. 231-242.
  • “Use It or Lose It: Teaching Literacy in the Economics Principles Course,” with Michael K. Salemi and John J. Siegfried, American Economic Review 92 (May 2002), pp. 463-472.
  • “A Proficiencies Approach to the Academic Preparation of Human Resource Professionals,” Human Resource Management Review 12 (2002). Pp. 513-538.
  • Discussing Economics, with Michael K. Salemi, Northampton MA Edward Elgar, 2005, pp. 318 Book information and ordering
  • “Ph.D. Program Learning and Job Demands: How Close Is the Match?” With Wendy Stock, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 94 (23) (May 2004): 266-271.
  • Making the Nation’s Investment in Student Access and Success: Part I – Refocusing the HEA Reauthorization to Reflect the Priorities of Higher Education Policy Analysts and Researchers, with Jacob O. Stampen. (Madison, WI: Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education, 2005). Pp. 48.:
  • Making the Nation’s Investment in Student Access and Success: Part II – Reorienting the HEA Reauthorization to Reflect What Research-Based Knowledge Says About What Works, with Jacob O. Stampen (Madison, WI: Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education, 2005) Pp. 20.