Katy Rouse

Assistant Professor of Economics
Koury Business Center 128
2075 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
krouse@elon.edu (336) 278-5933


Ph.D. Economics, August 2009, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

B.A. Economics, May 2002, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Courses Taught

ECO 1111 Principles of Economics

ECO 320 Health Economics

ECO 301 Business Economics

GST 342 Understanding Educational Disparities in the United States

ECO 311 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

Current Projects

“The Effect of Multi-Track Year-Round Academic Calendars on Property Values: Evidence from district imposed school calendar conversions,” (with Brooks Depro), under review.

“The Impact of Year-Round Schooling on Teacher Turnover and Quality,” (with Steven McMullen and Jennifer Graves).


“The Distributional Effects of the Multi-Track Year-Round Calendar:A Quantile Regression Approach,” (with Steven McMullen and Justin Haan), Applied Economics Letters, forthcoming, 2015.

“Year Round Schooling as Cost Savings Reform: Not just a matter of time,” (with Jennifer Graves and Steven McMullen), Education Finance and Policy, 8(3): 300-315, 2013.

 “The Impact of Year-Round Schooling on Academic Achievement: Evidence from Mandatory School Calendar Conversions” (with Steven McMullen), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 4(4): 230-252, 2012.

“School Crowding, Year-Round Schooling and Mobile Classroom Use: Evidence from North Carolina” (with Steven McMullen), Economics of Education Review, 31(5): 812-823, 2012.

 “The Impact of High School Leadership on Subsequent Educational Attainment,” Social Science Quarterly, 93(1), 110-129, 2012.


Martha and Spencer Love School of Business Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2014

Martha and Spencer Love School of Business Dean's Award for Excellence in Scholarship, 2012

Elon University Summer Research Fellowship, 2012, 2013

Martha and Spencer Love School of Business Summer Research Grant, 2011

Elon University Course Release Fellowship, Spring 2011

Elon University Hultquist Award, 2010

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