Justin Hicks

Justin Hicks
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
University of the Pacific

Justin Hicks worked at ITIF from June 2012-February 2013 as a Senior Economic Analyst. Prior to joining ITIF, Justin Hicks finished his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of California, Merced. His research focused on potential spillovers of cooperative R&D in the international setting as well as the impact of funding on R&D productivity in universities. In his current research, he looks to identify the effect of trade policy on the flow of ideas and home-country R&D productivity. His primary expertise lies in using applied microeconometrics to identify causal relationships using large data-sets. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., Justin achieved a M.A. in economics and a B.A. in Business economics from the University of California, Riverside.

Recent Publications

December 13, 2012

The United States faces a critical problem: an increasingly unskilled workforce. But what are we doing about it?

December 11, 2012

Rebuttal to Krugman's claims that innovation has lead to lower employment and lower wages.

December 5, 2012

Further evidence that debunks the myth that pharmaceutical companies aren't providing real value to the economy.

November 9, 2012

Robert J. Gordon’s latest no-growth forecast has received a lot of attention due to both the economic climate and its provocative nature.

October 15, 2012

R&D Tax Credits do increase innovative activity.

September 20, 2012

The Budget Control Act would be a hard hit to vital U.S. industries, competitiveness, and economic recovery.

July 23, 2012

Pharmaceutical proliferation leads to longer, wealthier lives.

June 30, 2012

A critique of the mainstream's take on the Fed's Bulletin on Family Finances '07-'10.

June 26, 2012

When looking to spur economic recovery, a new model is the solution.

June 19, 2012

Recent reports on the Federal Reserve's Family finance bulletin miss the point.

June 18, 2012

New findings in the JPAM highlight the importance and power of federal funding in inducing innovation.