Stephen Barnes

Stephen R. Barnes

Director, Economics & Policy Research Group
Associate Professor - Research, Department of Economics
3059 Business Education Complex East
501 South Quad Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-3783
Fax: 225-578-6201


  • PhD Economics, University of Texas at Austin, 2008


  • Teaching Interests: Labor Economics, Health Economics, Econometrics
  • Research Interests: Labor Economics, Health Economics, Regional Economics, Public Finance, Applied Econometrics

Selected Research Publications

  • Eren, O., Depew, B., and Barnes, S. R.Test-Based Promotion Policies, Dropping Out, and Juvenile Crime. Journal of Public Economics.
  • Barnes, S. R., Bond, C., Burger, N., Anania, K., Strong, A., Weilant, S., and Virgets, S. Miller (2017). Economic Evaluation of Coastal Land Loss in Louisiana. Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics, 4(1).
  • Barro, J. and Barnes, S. R. (2016). Federal subsidization and state Medicaid provision. Review of Economic Dynamics, 21, 29-45.

Employed by LSU since

December 11, 2000