Emily A. Beam

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Vermont and research fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA). 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 (March 2021)


Working Papers:

Work in Progress:

  • “Impact Evaluation of the DOLE Pilot Graduation Program,” with Lasse Brune, Dean Karlan, Yasu Sawada, and Christopher Udry.

  • “Education and Skills for Out-of-School Children in Bangladesh,” with Priya Mukherjee.

  • "Take-Up, Use, and Effectiveness of Remote Learning Technologies," with Priya Mukherjee and Laia Navarro-Sola.

  • "Birth Timing and the Agricultural Season" with Joshua Merfeld.