C. Luke Watson

Economics Doctoral Candidate

Michigan State University


I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Economics at Michigan State University. I received a BA and MA in Economics from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. I am from Portsmouth, Virginia.

I am available for interviews for the 2020-2021 job market.
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My primary fields of interest are Public Economics, Urban Economics, and Industrial Organization. I am especially interested in issues related to adverse selection and externalities. Since Fall 2018, I have Special Sworn Status for Census RDC research projects.


  • Public Economics
  • Urban Economics
  • Industrial Organization


  • PhD in Economics, 2015-2021 (expected)

    Michigan State University

  • MA in Economics, 2015

    Old Dominion University

  • BA in Economics, 2013

    Old Dominion University