Jeffrey T. Denning

Research Affiliate

Brigham Young University


Jeff Denning is an Associate Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University.

His research focuses on the economics of education. He is interested in individual and institutional factors affecting human capital investment in college. To date, he has worked on college access, college completion, financial aid, effects of peers, STEM education, wage returns to college, and other topics.

He earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in peer reviewed journals such as the Journal of Human Resources, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, and the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. His work has been supported by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, the Jameel Poverty Action Lab, the Spencer Foundation, the Larry J Arnold Foundation, and the Kresge Foundation.

Jeff joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in May 2017.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 12411
Jeffrey T. Denning, Eric R. Eide, Merrill Warnick
forthcoming in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12239
forthcoming in: Journal of Human Resources
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11808
forthcoming in: The Review of Economics and Statisics
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11792
published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2019, 11 (3), 193-224
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10997
published in: Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2019, 38 (3), 706-731
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10913
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2019, 54 (3), 760-784