Tyler Ransom is an associate professor at the University of Oklahoma.

His main research interests are in labor economics, migration, the economics of education, urban economics, and machine learning applications. Ransom has studied how the local business cycle affects locational choice decisions in the United States, the impact of early career work experience on the measured returns to schooling, and the role of information revelation on college dropout and stopout decisions. He has also investigated the labor market returns to participating in high school sports and the impact of immigration policy on educational investments of natives in the United States.

Additionally, Ransom has used machine learning tools to examine how selective migration and occupational choice in the United States affect the measured returns to college majors.

Tyler Ransom became a Research Affiliate in August 2017 and a Research Fellow in December 2023.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 15240
published in: Journal of Political Economy Microeconomics, 2023, 1 (4), 615–668.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13813
George Orlov, Douglas McKee, James Berry, Austin Boyle, Thomas J. DiCiccio, Tyler Ransom, Alex Rees-Jones, Joerg Stoye
published in: Economics Letters, 2021, 202, 109812
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13370
published in: Annals of Economics and Statistics, 2021, 142, 45-110
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13172
published in: European Economic Review, 2022, 144, 104079
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12750
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2022, 88, 102255
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12634
forthcoming in: Journal of Human Resources, 2024
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12633
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2022, 40 (1), 133-156
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12271
published in: Journal of Econometrics, 2022, 231 (1), 123-147
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12139
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2022, 57 (S), S137-S166
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11657
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2019, 69 (1), 149 -154.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11231
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2021, 39 (4), 931 - 964
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11110
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2018, 64 (1), 75-89