Alan Seals is a labor economist.

His current research uses large-scale field experiments to analyze the transition from school to work.

He also enjoys playing his guitars, and has a particular interest in the Pre-War blues, country, and jazz genres.

Research Interests:

  • labor economics

Research Interests:

  • Labor Market for College Students/Graduates
  • Field Experiments
  • Economics of the Family
  • Economics of Crime

Areas of Research Interest: Applied Microeconomics, Labor Economics, Field Experiments, Economics of Crime, Economics of the Family.


Associate Professor, Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University

Fellow, Center for Financial Security, Department of Consumer Science, School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Finance, Economics
PhD, Middle Tennessee State University, Economics, 2008
MA, Middle Tennessee State University, Economics, 2005
BS, Middle Tennessee State University, Plant and Soil Science, 2002
family economics econometrics labor economics microeconomics experimental design field experiments applied microeconomics
American Economic Association
Society of Labor Economists