Emily A. Beam

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Vermont. I previously worked as a visiting assistant professor at the National University of Singapore. I received a Ph.D in economics and public policy from the University of Michigan in 2013 and a B.S. in economics, mathematics, and Spanish from the University of Michigan in 2006.

My research interests are in labor and development economics, with a particular focus on employment and education policy, migration, fertility and marriage, and the role of incomplete information and behavioral biases on individual decision-making. I am currently conducting impact evaluations of summer employment and teacher placement programs in the Philippines, as well as field experiments on the relative returns to education and experience among young job-seekers.

Curriculum Vitae (January 2019)


Working Papers:

Work in Progress:

  • “Evaluation of the DOLE Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES),” with Leigh Linden and Stella Quimbo
  • "Impact of Teach for the Philippines Program on Student Learning," with Leigh Linden and Megan D. Thomas.
  • “New Evidence on the Returns to Secondary Schooling from the K-10 to K-12 Shift in the Philippines,” with Joshua Hyman and Caroline Theoharides.
  • “Barriers to Medicaid Utilization among Immigrants,” with Tara Watson and Dean Yang
  • “Promoting Preventive Health Care in Michigan,” with Yusufcan Masatlioglu, Tara Watson, and Dean Yang