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Jonathan Leganza

Jonathan M. Leganza

Assistant Professor

Office: 309E Wilbur O. and Ann Powers Hall
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 Educational Background

    Ph.D. Economics
    University of California San Diego 2021

    B.S. Mathematics
    Indiana University 2015

    B.A. Economics
    Indiana University 2015

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Microeconomics


Jonathan M. Leganza is an Assistant Professor of economics in the John E. Walker Department of Economics at Clemson University. He is also a fellow at the Hayek Center for the Business of Prosperity at Clemson University. Prior to joining Clemson, he was a Ph.D. student at the University of California San Diego. During his final year of doctoral studies, he was a National Bureau of Economic Research Pre-Doctoral Fellow in Retirement and Disability Policy Research. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California San Diego in 2021, his B.A. in economics from Indiana University in 2015, and his B.S. in mathematics from Indiana University in 2015.

Leganza's research interests are in public finance, labor economics, and health economics. He is especially interested in the economics of aging, and he studies topics related to retirement, social security policy, and Medicare policy. His articles have appeared in leading journals such as American Economic Journal: Economic Policy and Journal of Public Economics.

Research Interests

  • Public Finance
  • Labor Economics
  • Health Economics

Research Publications

  • "Health Professional Shortage Areas and Physician Location Decisions” (with Stephanie Khoury and Alex Masucci), American Journal of Health Economics, forthcoming.
  • "Public Pensions and Private Savings" (with Esteban García-Miralles), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Vol. 16, No. 2, May 2024.
  • "The Effect of Required Minimum Distributions on Intergenerational Transfers," Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 232, 105091, April 2024.
  • "Joint Retirement of Couples: Evidence from Discontinuities in Denmark" (with Esteban García-Miralles), Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 230, 105036, February 2024.
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Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business
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