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Bradley T. Heim

Associate Professor
(812) 855-9783
SPEA Room 225

Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2002
B.A. (Magna Cum Laude), Johns Hopkins University, 1997

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, 2010 to present
  • Financial Economist, Office of Tax Analysis, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 2006 - 2010
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Duke University, 2002 - 2006
  • Research Assistant, Northwestern University, 1999 - 2002
  • Teaching Assistant, Northwestern University, 1998 - 1999

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • United States Department of the Treasury Performance Award, December 2007.
  • United States Department of the Treasury Special Act Award, June 2007.
  • Graduate Fellow, Northwestern University and University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research, 1999-2000, Summer 2001.
  • Graduate Fellow, Northwestern University Institute for Policy Research, 2000-2001.
  • Northwestern University Department of Economics Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award, 1998-99.
  • Northwestern University Fellow, 1997-98.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Johns Hopkins University, 1997.
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Study of Economics, 1997.
  • Johns Hopkins University Mathematical Sciences Achievement Award, 1997.

Professional Interests
Behavioral impact of tax policies on labor supply, consumption, income and earnings, employment mode, health insurance purchases, charitable giving, and retirement savings; analysis of labor, business, and household income dynamics.

Current Projects
OnTOPIC Podcast

SPEA Podcasts Income Inequality

Estimating the effect of health insurance market regulations on self-employment activity. Examining occupational composition of top income earners. Analyzing response of retirement savings behavior to tax and income changes. Estimating models of income dynamics to examine role of permanent and transitory components of income.

Working Papers
  • “Jobs and Income Growth of Top Earners and the Causes of Changing Income Inequality: Evidence from U.S. Tax Return Data,” joint with Jon Bakija and Adam Cole. -- PDF
  • “Immigrant-Native Differences in Employer Provided Retirement Plan Participation,” joint with Ithai Lurie and Shanti Ramnath. -- PDF
  • "The Effect of Recent Tax Changes on Tax-Preferred Retirement Savings," joint with Ithai Lurie. -- PDF
  • “Taxes, Income, and Retirement Savings: Differences by Permanent and Transitory Income,” joint with Ithai Lurie. -- PDF
  • “Rising Inequality: Transitory or Permanent? New Evidence from a Panel of U.S. Tax Returns 1987-2006” joint with Jason DeBacker, Vasia Panousi and Ivan Vidangos. -- PDF
  • "Structural Estimation of the Impact of the EITC on the Labor Supply of Married Couples.” -- PDF

Selected Publications
Full Vita (pdf)

  • DeBacker, Jason, Bradley T. Heim, and Anh Tran. (Forthcoming). Importing Corruption Norms from Overseas: Evidence from Corporate Tax Evasion in the United States. Journal of Financial Economics.
  • Heim, Bradley T. and Ithai Z. Lurie. (2013). “The Impact of Insurance Subsidies on Self Employment: Do State Individual Health Insurance Regulations Matter?” Contemporary Economic Policy. Vol. 31 (1), 94-109.
  • Heim, Bradley T. and Ithai Z. Lurie. (2012). The Effect of Recent Tax Changes on Tax-Preferred Retirement Savings. National Tax Journal Vol. 65 (2), 283312.
  • Heim, Bradley T., Ithai Z. Lurie, and Shanthi Ramnath. (2012). Immigrant-Native Differences in Employer Provided Retirement Plan Participation. Journal of Pension Economics and Finance. Vol. 11 (3), 365-388.
  • Bakija, Jon and Bradley T. Heim. (2011) “How Does Charitable Giving Respond to Incentives and Income? New Estimates from Panel Data.” National Tax Journal. Vol. 64(2, pt. 2), 615-650.
  • Heim, Bradley T. and Ithai Z. Lurie. (2010). “The Effect of Self-Employed Health Insurance Subsidies on Self-Employment.” Journal of Public Economics. Vol. 94(11-12), p. 995-1007.>
  • Heim, Bradley T. (2010). ““The Responsiveness of Reported Self-Employment Income to Tax Rate Changes.” Labour Economics Vol. 17(6), p. 940-950.
  • Heim, Bradley T. and Ithai Z. Lurie. (2009). “Do Increased Premium Subsidies Affect How Much Health Insurance Is Purchased? Evidence from the Self-Employed.” Journal of Health Economics. Vol 28(6), p. 1197-1210.
  • Bishop, Kelly, Bradley T. Heim, and Kata Mihaly. (2009). “Single Women’s Labor Supply Elasticities: Trends and Policy Implications.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review. Vol 63(1), p. 146-168.
  • Heim, Bradley T. (2009). “Structural Estimation of Family Labor Supply with Taxes: Estimating a Continuous Hours Model Using a Direct Utility Specification,” Journal of Human Resources. Vol 44(2), p.350-385.
  • Heim, Bradley T. (2009). “The Effect of Recent Tax Changes on Taxable Income: Evidence from a New Panel of Tax Returns.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 28(1), p. 147-163.
  • Heim, Bradley T. (2007). “Tax Rebates and Consumption Expenditures: State Tax Rebates as Natural Experiments.” National Tax Journal. Vol. 60(4), p. 685-710.
  • Heim, Bradley T. (2007). “The Incredible Shrinking Elasticities: Married Female Labor Supply, 1978–2002.” Journal of Human Resources. Vol. 42(4), p. 881–918.