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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.

PREDOC POSITION: The SSGAC is looking for predoctoral research assistants based at UCLA. The position would be jointly mentored by Dan Benjamin, Alex Young, and me. See link for details.

POSTDOC POSITION: I am hiring! Looking for a postdoc to work on projects at the intersection of computational population genetics, statistical genetics, and behavioral genetics. Potential joint mentorship with Doc Edge. See link for details on the position or how to apply.
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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

 

Phone:

801-360-7650

 

Email:

pturley AT usc.edu 

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EDUCATION
EDUCATION

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Field: Economics

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)

2010-2016

PhD

2003-2010

Bachelor's Degree

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

Field: Mathematics and Economics

Thesis:  Partially Adaptive Estimation of Truncated Regression      

                 Models: A Comparison with Several Semiparametric

                 Estimators

Honors: Valedictorian and University Honors

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
EXPERTISE

“Public views on polygenic screening of embryos" [last author] with Michelle N. Meyer, Tammy Tan, Daniel J. Benjamin, and David

Laibson. 2023, Science379(6632), 541-543.

“Polygenic prediction of educational attainment within and between families from genome-wide association analyses in 3 million

individuals” [starred last author] with Aysu Okbay, Yeda We, et al. 2022, Nature Genetics, 54, 437-449.

“Distributional Effects of Education on Health” [joint authorship] with Silvia H. Barcellos and Leandro Carvalho. Journal of Human

Resources, forthcoming.

Problems with Using Polygenic Scores to Select Embryos” [starred 1st author] with Michelle Meyers, David Cesarini, et al. 2021 New

England Journal of Medicine, 385(1), 78-86.

“Resource profile and user guide of the Polygenic Index Repository” [starred last author] with Joel Becker, Casper A.P. Burik, et al.

2021, Nature Human Behavior, 5, 1744-1758.

“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. 2018, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 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.

“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),

152-186.

Working Papers

The Effect of Education on the Relationship between Genetics, Early-Life Disadvantages, and Later- Life SES” [joint authorship] with

Silvia H. Barcellos and Leandro Carvalho. NBER WP, 28750.

Multi-Ancestry Meta-Analysis Yields Novel Genetic Discoveries and Ancestry-specific Associations” [first author] with Alicia Martin,

Grant Goldman, et al. bioRxiv.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
EXPERIENCE
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
08/2019

Visiting Faculty

Genoeconomics, Department of Economics and Business Economics, University of Aarhus

06/2016, 06/2017, 06/2019

Visiting Faculty

Summer Institute in Social Science Genomics, Russell Sage Foundation

09-12/2012

Teaching Fellow

Microeconomic Theory, Professor Edward Glaeser, Harvard University

SOFTWARE
SOFTWARE

MTAG - GitHub repository for the implementation of "MTAG: Multi-trait Analysis of GWAS" in Python.

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