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Nick Kahn
  • Assistant Professor of Economics & Business Administration

Economics & Business Administration
Nick Kahn

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I have been with the Economics and Business Administration Department at McDaniel College since 2017 and I primarily teach courses in Microeconomics, Labor Economics, and The Economics of Sports. I also have experience teaching statistics and econometrics. My fundamental goal as a professor is to inspire my students to become more thoughtful and informed individuals.

I earned my PhD in economics from American University in 2013. My dissertation was comprised of quantitative analyses of racial disparities in specific aspects of the U.S. Child Welfare System. Overall, my research aims to have a positive impact on the lives of those who have been marginalized by society. To accomplish this aim, I have developed expertise in labor economics, child welfare services, social policy, and applied econometrics.


Ph.D. in Economics, American University
B.S. in Economics, College of Charleston
B.S. in Business Administration, College of Charleston

Research Interests

  • Child Welfare Services

  • Labor economics

  • Social policy

Recent Courses

  • ECO 3303: Microeconomic Theory

  • ECO 2265: Labor Economics

  • ECO 2265: The Economics of Sports

Selected Publications

  • Male-Female Disparities in the Relationship between Child Maltreatment and Labor Market Outcomes: a Case Study of Texas, Children and Youth Services Review, 100(May 2019), pp. 384-392.

  • Measuring Racial Disparities in Foster Care Placement: a Case Study of Texas (with Mary Eschelbach Hansen), Children and Youth Services Review 76(May 2017), pp. 213- 226.

  • Adoption Policy and the well-being of Adopted Children in the U.S. (with Mary Eschelbach Hansen and Ashely J. Provencher), Child Welfare 95, 1(2016), pp. 27-55.

  • The Standard of Proof in the Substantiation of Child Abuse and Neglect (with Mary Eschelbach Hansen and Josh Gupta-Kagan), Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 14, 2(June 2017), pp. 333-369.

Clubs and community involvement

  • American Economic Association

  • Southern Economic Association

  • Eastern Economic Association

  • Info-Metrics Institute

Awards and Honors

  • Simon Naidel Award (American University, for outstanding work in economic theory)

  • James Weaver Award (American University, for excellence in teaching)

Nick Kahn

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"Dr. Kahn is a dedicated professor who brings a unique energy to the classroom."

Amy Griffiths, '19 Accounting Economics & Business Administration