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Ethan Doetsch

Ethan Doetsch

Ethan Doetsch

Senior Lecturer



367 Arps Hall
1945 N. High St.
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Economic Demography
  • Labor Economics
  • Economic History


Ethan Doetsch is a Senior Lecturer for the Department of Economics at the Ohio State University.  He joined the department in 2012 after completing his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Utah.

His research is in the field of economic history, focusing on labor and demography.  His recent work utilizes a newly-constructed longitudinal microdata sample to study internal migration and labor mobility in the United States during the early 20th century.  One thread of this research investigates migrant self-selection during the early phase of the Great Migration.  Another thread studies veteran migration and mobility after World War I.  He is also interested in historical educational disparities, the political economy of the Progressive Era, and the construction of new economic data sets from historical records.

Dr. Doetsch teaches courses in economic history, current economic topics, and labor and industrial relations.