C. Lockwood Reynolds, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Department of Economics

Curtis Lockwood Reynolds

C. Lockwood Reynolds received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2007. His teaching and research interests are in microeconomics, labor economics, public economics and the economics of education. He primarily researches access and completion in higher education with a particular focus on the effects of college choice and the role of various household resources on educational decisions. He also researches the local effects of government policies designed to encourage economic activity with a focus on the spatial or distributional implications of such policies.

He teaches Principles of Microeconomics and the Economics of Labor Markets. He also teaches Managerial Economics in the MBA program and is a four-time winner of the Outstanding MBA Professor Award. He has also been recognized with the College of Business Administration Tenured/Tenure Track Teaching Excellence Award.



Ph.D. Economics, University of Michigan, 2007, MA Economics, University of Michigan, 2004, BA Economics and Japanese, Williams College, 2001



  • Park, Jooyoun & Reynolds, C. Lockwood & Rohlin, Shawn . (2014). The Impact of Import-related Displacement on Local Business Activity. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 48(Sept.), pp. 94-109.
  • Johnson, Eric & Reynolds, C. Lockwood. (2013). The Effect of Household Hospitalizations on the Educational Attainment of Youth. Economics of Education Review, 37, pp. 165-182.
  • Lovenheim, Michael F. & Reynolds, C. Lockwood . (2013). The Effect of Housing Wealth on College Choice: Evidence from the Housing Boom. Journal of Human Resources, 48(1): pp. 3-37.
  • Reynolds, C. Lockwood & Rohlin, Shawn. (2014). Do Location-based Tax Incentives Improve Quality of Life and Quality of Business Environment. Journal of Regional Science, 54(1), pp. 1-32.