Professor, Department of Economics
Expertise: Applied Statistics, Data Analysis, Benefit-Cost Analysis, Labor and Health Economics
John Antel is a professor of economics with research interests in labor economics, health economics, and applied statistics. He received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Antel joined the economics faculty at the University of Houston in 1981. He is a former senior vice chancellor of the University of Houston System and senior vice president and provost at the University of Houston. Prior to that time, he worked for the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica California.
Research areas of expertise for Antel include poverty, education, health policy, child health, labor market dynamics and inter-generational social mobility. His current research focuses on higher education and local labor markets, higher education accountability and the role of higher education in social mobility.Antel teaches applied microeconomics and econometrics in the Hobby School Master of Public Policy program.