Christopher A. Swann

**Education: Ph.D. University of Virginia, 1996 **Interests: Labor, Applied Econometrics

There are 7 included publications by Christopher A. Swann :

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Factors Associated with Reductions in Alcohol Use between High School and College: An Analysis of Data from the College Alcohol Study 2014 1303 Background: The consumption of alcohol by college students is a significant public health concern, and a large amount of literature explores this issue. Much of the focus is on the prevalence and correlates of binge drinking. Relatively few studies e...
If at first you don’t succeed: applying for and staying on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program 2014 687 We examine households’ applications to and participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program using administrative records from South Carolina. We model application resolutions with multinomial logit (MNL) specifications where the possibl...
Maximum Likelihood Estimation Using Parallel Computing: An Introduction to MPI 2002 1497 The computational difficulty of econometric problems has increased dramatically in recent years as econometricians examine more complicated models and utilize more sophisticated estimation techniques. Many problems in econometrics are `embarrassingly...
Software for Parallel Computing: the LAM Implementation of MPI 2001 1023 Many econometric problems can benefit from the application of parallel computing techniques, and recent advances in hardware and software have made such application feasible. There are a number of freely available software libraries that make it poss...
A time allocation study of university faculty. 2008 3963 Many previous time allocation studies treat work as a single activity and examine trade-offs between work and other activities. This paper investigates the at-work allocation of time among teaching, research, grant writing and service by science and ...
The Timing of Prenatal WIC Participation 2007 1208 The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides food vouchers, nutritional counseling, and health care referrals to low-income pregnant and breastfeeding women and their young children. This paper uses durat...
WIC Eligibility and Participation: The Roles of Changing Policies, Economic Conditions, and Demographics 2010 1062 This paper studies WIC eligibility and participation. These outcomes are related to economic conditions, Medicaid, cash welfare, and WIC policies, and demographic characteristics. The analysis uses state level data from 1983 to 2006, a period that co...