Andrew Francis-Tan

Associate Professor

Office: Rich 316


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  • Economics, PhD, University of Chicago, 2006
  • , BA, summa cum laude, Northwestern University, 2000


Areas of Interest:

Education, Labor, Health, Demography, Family, Race/Ethnicity, and Inequality



Selected Publications:

Francis, Andrew M., "The Wages of Sin: How the Discovery of Penicillin Reshaped Modern Sexuality," Archives of Sexual Behavior 42:1 (2013): 5-13.

Francis, Andrew M., and Maria Tannuri-Pianto, "Endogenous Race in Brazil: Affirmative Action and the Construction of Racial Identity among Young Adults," Economic Development and Cultural Change (forthcoming 2013).

Francis, Andrew M., Hugo M. Mialon, and Handie Peng, "In Sickness and in Health: Same-Sex Marriage Laws and Sexually Transmitted Infections," Social Science and Medicine 75:8 (2012): 1329-1341.

Francis, Andrew M., and Maria Tannuri-Pianto, "Using Brazil's Racial Continuum to Examine the Short-Term Effects of Affirmative Action in Higher Education," Journal of Human Resources 47:3 (2012): 754-784.

_____, "The Redistributive Equity of Affirmative Action: Exploring the Role of Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Gender in College Admissions," Economics of Education Review 31:1 (2012): 45-55.

For a CV and complete list of publications, please see Professor Francis-Tan's Personal Web Page.