Jessamyn Schaller

Assistant Professor of Economics


Ph. D. in Economics, University of California, Davis, 2012

Areas of Expertise

  • Labor Economics 
  • Public Economics
  • Health Economics


ECON 435 Public Sector Economics
ECON 481 Economics of Wage Determination
ECON 588 Labor Economics (Masters)
ECON 696I Labor Economics (Ph.D.)

Current Research

Professor Schaller studies a variety of topics in labor, public, and health economics, with an emphasis on the associations between aggregate and individual labor market shocks, health, and child outcomes. Her current work focuses on the economic and environmental determinants of fertility, infant health, and child immunizations, estimation of dynamic treatment effects in applied microeconomic settings, and the intergenerational effects of later-life health and labor market shocks. In addition to her appointment at the University of Arizona, Professor Schaller is a Faculty Research Fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research Program on Children

Recent Research Papers

  • Page, M., J. Schaller, and D. Simon, “The Effects of Aggregate and Gender-Specific Labor Demand Shocks on Child Health,” Forthcoming, Journal of Human Resources.
  • J. Lindo, J. Schaller, and B. Hansen (2018) “Caution! Men Not at Work: Gender-Specific Labor Market Conditions and Child Maltreatment.” Journal of Public Economics. 163: 77-98.
  • Schaller, J. and M. Zerpa (2017) “Short-run Effects of Parental Job Loss on Children’s Health.” Forthcoming, American Journal of Health Economics.
  • Schaller, J. (2016) “Booms, Busts, and Fertility: Testing the Becker Model Using Gender-Specific Labor Demand,” Journal of Human Resources, 51(1): 1-29.
  • Schaller, J. and A.H. Stevens (2015) “Short-run Effects of Job Loss on Health Conditions, Health Insurance, and Health Care Utilization.” Journal of Health Economics, 43:190-203.