Visiting Assistant Professor
Kirby Hall 208 (336) 758-4519
Research Interests: Public Economics/Public Finance, Political Economy, Public Policy, and Formal Political Theory.
Professor Calabrese earned a Ph.D. in Political Economy from the Graduate School of Industrial Administration (now the Tepper School of Business) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). His current main areas of research are Public Economics and Political Economy. Specifically, he examines distributional and efficiency issues related to endogenous federal, state, and local government fiscal policies and interrelationships of public service provision between these different levels of government. The academic journals he has published in include the Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Public Economics (3 papers), Journal of Public Economic Theory, Public Choice, Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs, Public Finance Review, and Legislative Studies Quarterly.
ECN 150: Introduction to Economics
ECN 391: Public Finance
Calabrese, Stephen M., Dennis Epple, and Richard Romano “Majority Choice of Taxation and Redistribution in a Federation” (2022). Second Round Revised and Resubmitted to the Journal of Public Economics.
Calabrese, Stephen M., “Household Mobility and the Political Economy and Welfare Effects of Local Tax Limits” (2022). Revised and Resubmitted at the Journal of Urban Economics.
Calabrese, Stephen M., Dennis Epple, and Richard Romano, “The Political Economy of School Finance Systems with Endogenous State and Local Tax Policies” (2022). Submitted to the American Economic Review.
Calabrese, Stephen M., Dennis Epple, and Richard Romano, “Majority Choice of Tax Systems in Single- and Multi-Jurisdictional Economies,” Journal of Public Economics, Volume 131, November 2015, Pages 58-70.
Calabrese, Stephen M., Dennis Epple, and Richard Romano, “Inefficiencies from Metropolitan Political and Fiscal Decentralization: Failures of Tiebout Competition,” The Review of Economic Studies, July 2012, Vol. 79 Issue 3, Pages 1081-1111.
Calabrese, Stephen M., “Majority Voting Over Publicly Provided Goods, Redistribution, and Income Taxation,” Journal of Public Economic Theory, Volume 9, Issue 2, 319-334, April 2007.
Calabrese, Stephen M., Dennis Epple, and Richard Romano, “On the Political Economy of Zoning,” Journal of Public Economics, Volume 91, Issues 1-2, February 2007, Pages 25-49.
Calabrese, Stephen M., “An Explanation of the Continuing Federal Government Mandate of Single-Member Congressional Districts,” Public Choice, Volume 130, Numbers 1-2, Pages 23-40, January 2007.
Calabrese, Stephen M., Dennis Epple, Thomas Romer, and Holger Sieg, “Local public good provision: Voting, peer effects, and mobility” Journal of Public Economics, Lead Article, Volume 90, Issues 6-7, Pages 959-1364, August 2006.
Calabrese, Stephen M., Dennis Epple, and Rich Romano, “Non-Fiscal Residential Zoning” The Tiebout Model at Fifty: Essays in Public Economics in Honor of Wallace Oates, W.A. Fischel, ed., Cambridge, Mass.: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2006, Pgs. 211-231.
Calabrese, Stephen M., Glenn Cassidy, and Dennis Epple, “Local Government Fiscal Structure and Metropolitan Consolidation” Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs, 2002, Pgs. 1-32.
Calabrese, Stephen M., “Local Redistribution Financed by Income Tax,” Public Finance Review, Volume 29, Number 4, July 2001, Pgs. 259-303.
Calabrese, Stephen M., “Multi-Member District Congressional Elections,” Legislative Studies Quarterly, Volume XXV, Number 4, November 2000, pgs 611-643.
Zimmer, Ron; Hackbart, Merl; Calabrese, Steve; and Luzuriaga, Susana, “Kentucky’s Road Fund Tax Structure” (1999). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Reports. Paper 361.