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McFarlin, Isaac

Isaac McFarlinAssistant Professor
School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education

College of Education
University of Florida

Research Biography

Isaac McFarlin is Assistant Professor of Education and Economics in the College of Education at the University of Florida. He is also Affiliate Assistant Professor of Economics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. His scholarship and teaching focuses on the economics of education. Before joining the University of Florida, Dr. McFarlin was a research scientist at the University of Michigan and professor at the University of Texas – Dallas. Isaac McFarlin received his Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University and B.A. in economics and mathematics from Boston University.

Key Professional Appointments

Assistant Professor, Higher Education Administration, University of Florida (2016–present)

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Florida (2017–present)

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Bureau of Economic and Business Research (2018–present)

Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research (2017–present)

Representative Publications

“Investing in Schools:  Capital Spending, Facility Conditions, and Student Achievement,” Paco Martorell, Kevin Stange, and Isaac McFarlin. 2016. Journal of Public Economics. Vol. 140, pp. 13-29.

“Percent Plans, Automatic Admissions, and College Outcomes.” Lindsay Daugherty, Paco Martorell, and Isaac McFarlin. 2014. IZA Journal of Labor Economics.

“Help or Hindrance? The Effects of College Remediation on Academic and Labor Market Outcomes.” Paco Martorell and Isaac McFarlin. 2011. Review of Economics and Statistics. 93(2): 436-454.

Selected Links

Personal website