Professor Wayne A. Grove received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois, a master’s degree from American University’s School of International Service, and a bachelor’s degree from Illinois Wesleyan University. He studied abroad in Brazil during high school, in Spain during college, and did field work in Mexico in graduate school. After college, he worked in Senator Pete Dominici’s Washington, D.C. office.
At Le Moyne, Professor Grove teaches introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics, the economics of public policy, American economic history, and sports economics. He received Le Moyne’s Scholar of the Year Award in 2008. Professor Grove has published widely in many areas of applied microeconomics in, for example, the American Economic Review, the Journal of Human Resources, Economic Inquiry, the Journal of Economic History and the Journal of Economic Education. For example, in 2017, he published "Self Confidence and Post-Baccalaureate Academic and Labor Market Outcomes" in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Some of the topics of his research include the gender pay gap, the economic returns to higher education, determinants of labor market outcomes, retrospective voting, determinants of college student learning of economics, and economic history topics of technological change and labor markets. For fun, Professor Grove enjoys cycling around our lovely Finger Lakes region, and with his family playing tennis, cross country skiing, and gardening.
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