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Bob Schmidt
Professor of Economics
Profile
Grants and Fellowships
“Enhancing Outcome-Based Performance Measures for the Public Vocational Rehabilitation Program:  Developing Return on Investment Models,” National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Department of Education, October 2010 - 2013. With David H. Dean and Joseph M. Ashley.

“Using the Longitudinal Administrative Rehabilitation/Occupational Data Repository (LARODR) to Assess the Economic Impacts of Employment-Related Programs and Services for Virginians with Disabilities,” Sub-contract with University of Virginia, via the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services, January 2009 – December 2012. With David H. Dean.

“Examining Vocational Rehabilitation Service Provision and Employment Outcomes for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder,” Sub-contract with Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services, through the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research, October 2008 – September 2011. With David H. Dean.
Awards
2008 Distinguished Educator Award, Robins School of Business

1997-2003    CSX Chair in Management and Accounting, Robins School of Business, University of Richmond
Presentations
“The Effect of Vocational Rehabilitation for People with Mental Illness,” 81st Annual Conference of the Southern Economic Association, Washington, DC, November 20, 2011. With David H. Dean, John Pepper, and Steven Stern.

“The Effect of Vocational Rehabilitation for People with Mental Illness,” 33rd Annual Association for Public Policy and Management Research Conference, Washington, DC, November 4, 2011. With David H. Dean, John Pepper, and Steven Stern.

“The Effects of PERT Participation on Employment Outcomes for ‘Transitioning’ Youth with Disabilities,” 2011 Transition Forum Meetings, Norfolk, Virginia, March 14, 2011. With David H. Dean, John Pepper, and Steven Stern.

“Comparing RIDITs To Alternative Methods of Analyzing Course Evaluations,” Academy of Business Education 2011 Conference, Orlando, Florida, September 23, 2011. With Dean Croushore.

“Enhancing Outcome Based Performance Measures for the Public Vocational Rehabilitation Program: Developing Return on Investment Models,” NIDRR ROI Grant Advisory Council Meeting, Richmond, Virginia, December 2, 2010. With David H. Dean, John Pepper, and Steven Stern.

“Enhancing Outcome Based Performance Measures for the Public Vocational Rehabilitation Program: Developing Return on Investment Models,” National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research & Rehabilitation Services Administration Briefing Meeting, Washington, DC, November 5, 2010. With David H. Dean, John Pepper, and Steven Stern.

“Using RIDIT Analysis to Improve Instructor Performance,” Academy of Business Education 2010 Conference, San Antonio, Texas, September 30, 2010. With Dean Croushore.

“RIDIT Analysis of Student Course Evaluations,” 2010 Western Economic Association Meetings, Portland, Oregon, June 30, 2010. With Dean Croushore.

“RIDIT Analysis of Student Course Evaluations,” Academy of Business Education 2009 Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, September 24, 2009. With Dean Croushore.

“Evaluating Public Sector Vocational Rehabilitation in an Experimental Setting,” 2009 Western Economic Association Meetings, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 1, 2009. With David H. Dean and Robert C. Dolan.

“A Longitudinal Evaluation of Vocational Rehabilitation Programs Serving ‘Transitioning’ Youth with Disabilities,” the 78th Annual Conference of the Southern Economics Association, Washington, DC, November 23, 2008. With David H. Dean.

“Evaluating the Long-Term Earnings Outcomes of Vocational Rehabilitation Participants using Administrative Data Sources,” Cornell StatsRRTC 2006 State-of-the-Science Conference on the Future of Disability Statistics, Arlington, Virginia, October 6, 2006.  With Dean, David.

“A Century of Demographic Change and Economic Growth: The Asian Experience in Regional and Temporal Perspective.”  Opening Plenary Session for The Joint International Conference of the 21st Century COE (Center of Excellence) Program of Kobe University and the JEPA (Japan Economic Policy Association), Awaji Island, Japan, December 17, 2005.

“Evolution of Recent Economic-Demographic Modeling: A Synthesis.” Opening Plenary Session for The Joint International Conference of the 21st Century COE (Center of Excellence) Program of Kobe University and the JEPA (Japan Economic Policy Association), Awaji Island, Japan, December 17, 2005.
Memberships
American Economic Association
Southern Economic Association
Population Association of America
Institutional Service
2004-present Robins School of Business Full Professors Committee, Chair
2004-2005, 2006-2007

2009-2010    Interim Dean, Robins School of Business, University of Richmond.

2001-present Robins School of Business Evaluation Coordinator

2001-2009    Chair, Department of Economics, University of Richmond.

2009-2010    University of Richmond Dean’s Council (as Interim Dean)

2009-2010    University of Richmond Academic Cabinet (as Interim Dean)

2009-2010    University of Richmond Academic Affairs Council (as Interim
Dean)

2008-2009    University of Richmond Integrated Academic Enterprise Working Group for Strategic Planning

2007-2009    University of Richmond Committee on Committees, Chair 2008-2009

2006-2008    University of Richmond Grievance Committee

2006-2007    University of Richmond QEP Subcommittee for SACS Accreditation

2005-2010    Robins School of Business Governance, Coordinator

2005-2007    Ad Hoc Review Committee for the Arts and Sciences Tenure and Promotion Process, Chair

2005-2006    University of Richmond Faculty Governance Working Group (ad hoc)

2004-2009    University Faculty, Secretary

2001-2010    Robins School of Business Academic Council
Publications
Articles

“The Impact of Class Size on Outcomes in Higher Education.” B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 11 (No. 1, 2011), 17 pages. With James W. Monks.

“Evolution of Recent Economic-Demographic Modeling: A Synthesis.” Journal of Population Economics, 18 (No. 2, 2005): 275-300. With Allen C. Kelley.

“Injecting Competition into Public-Sector Return-to-Work: Prospects for the 'Ticket-to-Work' Initiative.”  Contemporary Economic Policy, 21 (No. 4, 2003): 512-524. With  David H. Dean and Robert C. Dolan.

“Evaluating the Vocational Rehabilitation Program Using Longitudinal Data:  Evidence for a Quasi-Experimental Research Design.”  Evaluation Review 23 (No. 2, 1999): 162-189.  With David H. Dean and Robert C. Dolan.

“Saving, Dependency and Development.”  Journal of Population Economics 9 (1996): 365-386.  With Allen C. Kelley.

“Aggregate Population and Economic Growth Correlations:  The Role of the Components of Demographic Change.”   Demography 32 (No. 4, 1995): 543-555.  With Allen C. Kelley.

“Evaluating Educational Inputs in Undergraduate Education.” The Review of Economics and Statistics 67 (No. 3: 1985): 514‑520.  With Robert C. Dolan and Clarence R. Jung.

“Who Maximizes What?  A Study in Student Time Allocation.” American Economic Review 73 (No. 2: 1983): 23‑28.
Chapters

“Demography.” The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition.  England: Palgrave Macmillan, Ltd, May 2008; online text available at http://www.palgrave.com/reference/DofE/, January 2007.  With Allen C. Kelley.

“A Century of Demographic Change and Economic Growth: The Asian Experience in Regional and Temporal Perspective.” Ch. 3 in Population Change, Labor Markets and Sustainable Growth, ed. Andrew Mason and Mitoshi Yamaguchi.  Amsterdam: Elsevier Publishing, 2007.  With Allen C. Kelley.

 “Economic and Demographic Change: A Synthesis of Models, Findings, and Perspectives.”  In Population Matters:  Demographic Change, Economic Growth, and Poverty in the Developing World, ed. Nancy Birdsall, Allen C. Kelley, Steven Sinding.  England: Oxford University Press, 2001.  With Allen C. Kelley.

Education
B.A., University of Wisconsin 1970
Economics
M.A., Duke University 1976
Economics
Ph.D., Duke University 1981
Economics
Contact Information
367 Queally
(804) 289-8569
(804) 289-8878 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Demography and Economic Growth
Disability Economics
Econometrics
Population Economics
Economics and Education
Quantitative Methods
Statistics