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Jessamyn Schaller

Jessamyn Schaller

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Assistant Professor of Economics

  • Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2012
Current Courses
  • ECON 696H, Labor Economics I
  • ECON 481, Econ Wage Determination
Research Interests
  • Labor Economics
  • Economic Demography
  • Public Economics
Current Research

Professor Schaller is currently researching the relationship between general and gender-specific labor market conditions and a variety of outcomes including fertility, child maltreatment rates, and female crime.  She is also working on a project examining the effects of job displacement on health insurance status, health care utilization, and health outcomes and studying the dynamics of Earned Income Tax Credit claims for poor families and their implications for income mobility.  Finally, she is studying the effects of labor demand shocks on migration within the US.

Recent Research Papers
  • “Who Suffers in Recessions and Jobless Recoveries?,” with H. Hoynes and D.L. Miller, Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2012, 26(3): 27-48. 
  • “For Better if Not for Worse: Marriage and Divorce Over the Business Cycle,” J. Schaller, Journal of Population Economics, 2012.
  • “Short-run Effects of Parental Job Loss on Children’s Academic Achievement,” with A. H. Stevens, Economics of Education Review, 2011, Vol 30, Issue 2, pp. 289-299.