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)
- "Superstition, Fertility, and Inter-ethnic Spillovers: Evidence from Peninsular Malaysia," with Slesh A. Shrestha, Economic Development and Cultural Change, forthcoming.
- "The Relative Returns to Education, Experience, and Attractiveness for Young Workers," with Joshua Hyman and Caroline Theoharides, Economic Development and Cultural Change, forthcoming.
- "Do Job Fairs Matter? Experimental Evidence from the Philippines." Journal of Development Economics, Vol 120, May 2016, p32-40.
- "Unilateral Facilitation Does Not Raise International Labor Migration from the Philippines," with David McKenzie and Dean Yang, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Vol 64, No. 2, January 2016.
- "Do Ex Ante Incentives Generate Endowment Effects or Trust? Evidence from a Randomised Field Experiment Promoting Preventive Health Care," with Yusufcan Masatioglu, Tara Watson, and Dean Yang. January 2019.
- "Does Younger Age at Marriage Affect Divorce? Evidence from Executive Order 11241 and the 'Midnight Marriages',” with Martha Bailey and Anna Wentz. October 2017.
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