Assistant Professor


  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Assistant Professor
  • Concentration:

    • Public Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Applied Econometrics, Gender and Economics, Education Economics, Health Economics
  • Department:

    • Economics
  • Education:

    • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Curriculum Vitae:


I received my Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As an applied microeconomics econometrician, my research focuses on public and labor topics related to women and how public policies and social institutes affect their decisions and outcomes. My publications and working papers study a variety of issues, ranging from under-representation of women in economics majors to maternal birth timing and outcomes. Before becoming an economist, I was an attorney and worked for Hewlett-Packard as a contract negotiator.




Clinical Capital and the Risk of Maternal Labor and Delivery Complications: Hospital Scheduling, Timing, and Cohort Turnover Effects” (with Sammy Zahran, David Mushinski, Ian Breunig, and Sophie McKee), Risk Analysis, 39(7): 1476-1490, 2019.

Do Mentoring, Information, and Nudge Reduce the Gender Gap among Economics Majors?Economics of Education Review, 64, p165-183, 2018.

Tort Reforms and Gender Distribution of Physicians” (with Alexandra Bernasek), Eastern Economic Journal, 44(3), p 437-454, 2018.

Partial Effects in Binary Response Models using a Special Regressor" (with Ying-Ying Lee), Economics Letters, 169, p15-19, 2018.

EITC Use in Shared Placement Cases,” (with Patricia Brown and John Karl Scholz), Public Finance Review, 46(3), p327-358, 2018.

“Tax and Spend: The Interplay of Fiscal and Social Policy,” (with John Karl Scholz), in Scholz, J.K. H.P. Moon, and S-H Lee (eds). Social Policies in an Age of Austerity: A Comparative Analysis of the US and Korea, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA, Edward Elgar, 2015.


  • Econ 306 Intermediate Microeconomics

  • Econ 335 Introduction to Econometrics

  • Econ 720 Public Economics II