Professor Mumford joined the Economics Department at Purdue University in the Krannert School of Management in 2007. His teaching interests are in labor economics, public economics, and econometrics. His research has focused on taxation, labor supply,
fertility, and welfare programs. Professor Mumford has received research grants from the Institute for Research on Poverty, the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He was awarded the John and Mary Willis Young Faculty
Scholar Award for research excellence in 2010. Professor Mumford serves as the faculty advisor to the undergraduate economic club and the Purdue chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society in economics.