I am an assistant professor (research) of economics at the Center for Economics and Social Research (CESR) and in the Department of Economics at University of Southern California. At CESR, I am the director of the Behavioral and Health Genomics Center. I am also the chair of the Method Development Working Group and a member of the Steering Committee for the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium. My research fields include in social science genomics, statistical genetics, econometrics, economics of education, and labor economics.
Patrick Turley, PhD
Assistant Professor (Research)
Center for Economic and Social Research
Department of Economics
University of Southern California
635 Downey Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089-3332
paturley AT broadinstitute.org
Thesis: Essays in Economics and Education
Honors: Roger L. Martin Cornerstone Graduate Student Fellowship
(9/2015 – 5/2016) and National Science Foundation
Graduate Research Fellowship (9/2010 – 5/2013)
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
Field: Mathematics and Economics
Thesis: Partially Adaptive Estimation of Truncated Regression
Models: A Comparison with Several Semiparametric
Honors: Valedictorian and University Honors
“GWAS of risk tolerance and risky behaviors in over one million individuals identify hundreds of loci and reveal shared genetic
influences” [88th author out of 97] with Richard K Linner, Pietro Biroli, et al. Nature Genetics, 2019, 51(1), 245-257.
“Education can Reduce Health Differences Related to Genetic Risk of Obesity: Evidence from a British Reform” [joint authorship]
with Silvia H. Barcellos and Leandro Carvalho. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 2018, 115(42), E9765-E9772.
“Gene Discovery and Polygenic Prediction from a 1.1-million-person GWAS of Educational Attainment” [starred last author] with
James J. Lee, Robbee Wedow et al. Nature Genetics, 2018, 50, 1112-1121.
“Analysis of shared heritability in common disorders of the brain” [16th author of 150] with Verneri Anttila, Brendan Bulik-Sullivan, et
al. Science, 2018, 360(6395).
“Multi-trait analysis of genome-wide association summary statistics using MTAG” [first author] with Raymond Walters, Omeed
Maghzian, et al. Nature Genetics, 2018, 50(2), 229-237.
“Was that SMART: Institutional Financial Incentives and Field of Study” with Jeff Denning. Journal of Human Resources, 2017, 52(1),
“Genome-wide association study identifies 74 loci associated with educational attainment” [starred second author] with Aysu Okbay,
Jonathan Beauchamp, et al. Nature, 2016, 533, 539-542.
“Genetic variants associated with subjective well-being, depressive symptoms, and neuroticism identified through genome-wide
analyses” [fourth author] with Aysu Okbay, Bart M.L. Baselmans, et al. Nature Genetics, 2016, 48, 624-633.
“Distributional Effects of Education on Health” [joint authorship] with Silvia H. Barcellos and Leandro Carvalho. NBER Working Paper
Series, No. 25898.
“Is Education the Great Equalizer” [joint authorship] with Silvia H. Barcellos and Leandro Carvalho. Working Paper.
Genoeconomics, Department of Economics and Business Economics, University of Aarhus
06/2016, 06/2017, 06/2019
Summer Institute in Social Science Genomics, Russell Sage Foundation
Microeconomic Theory, Professor Edward Glaeser, Harvard University