Jocelyn Wikle, Assistant Professor

Department: Economics



Office: 435 M CTB

Phone: 801-422-5308


Jocelyn earned a doctorate in economics from the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in public economics, macroeconomics, and labor economics. Dr. Wikle holds a Masters of Arts degree in economics from the University of Texas, with her thesis centering on pension benefits paid to American civil war veterans. She also holds a Bachelors of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in economics and music from Brigham Young University. Dr. Wikle has taught or assisted various economics courses at four universities.


  • Ph. D. in Economics from University of Texas, 2013
  • M.A. in Economics from University of Texas, 2006
  • B.A. in Economics and Music from Brigham Young University, 2002

Research Interests

Dr. Wikle researches family economic decision-making and time use using a range of empirical and computational evaluation techniques and practices. Her research includes empirical research on family decision-making and time-use, research evaluating responses to policy and technology access in a variety of contexts, and theoretical and computational work on family income tax design.

Recent Publications

  • Wikle, J., Jensen, A., & Hoagland, A. (2017). Adolescent caretaking of younger siblings. Social Science Research, 71, 72-84.