Tyler Ransom is an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma and a Research Affiliate at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) in Bonn, Germany.  His main research interests are in labor economics, migration, the economics of education, urban economics, and machine learning applications. Ransom has studied how the local business cycle affects locational choice decisions in the United States, the impact of early career work experience on the measured returns to schooling, and the role of information revelation on college dropout and stopout decisions. He has also investigated the labor market returns to participating in high school sports and the impact of immigration policy on educational investments of natives in the United States.