Curriculum Vitae

Boston College
Department of Economics 
140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3806
 
Employment
    Research Assistant/Programmer, Mathematica Policy Research in Princeton, NJ, June 2004-August 2006
 
Education
    Ph.D. Candidate Economics, 2011, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
    M.A. Economics, 2008, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
    B.A. Economics and Mathematics, 2004, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, High Honors, 2004, Geneva, NY
 
Research Interests
    Labor Economics, Development Economics, International Trade 
 
Teaching Experience
    Part-Time Faculty, UMass Boston MBA Program, Quantitative Analysis of Business Data (Econometrics), Fall 2010
    Teaching Assistant for Econometrics (Stata Tutorials) for Professors Kit Baum, Mark Kazarosian, Shannon Seitz, Karim Chalak, Zhijie Xiao, Stefan Hoderlein, Fall 2008-present
 
Research Experience
    Co-author with Avraham Ebenstein, Ann Harrison and Margaret McMillan on “Estimating the Impact of Trade and Offshoring on American Workers Using the Current Population Surveys", Summer 2008 – Summer 2010
    Research Assistant, Professor Peter Gottschalk, Fall 2006-Summer 2008
 
Honors and Awards
    Paula and Daniel J.  Greeley Fund Dissertation Fellowship, 2010
    Blair Currie Prize in Economics, 2004, (outstanding William Smith senior in economics)
    William Ross Proctor Prize, 2002 (highest rank in mathematics in first two years at William Smith)
    Omicron Delta Epsilon - National Economics Honor Society
 
Working Papers
    “The Effect of HIV on Marriage in Zambia”, 2010, Job Market Paper
 
    “The Impact of HIV on the Gains to Marriage and Spousal Age Preference in Zambia and Tanzania”, 2009
 
    Remarriage and Child School Enrollment Decisions of Widows.” 2009
 
    “Estimating the Impact of Trade and Offshoring on American Workers Using the Current Population Surveys" 2010, with Avraham Ebenstein, Ann Harrison and Margaret McMillan, submitted to AER summer 2010
 
Published Papers
    “Food Insecurity and the Risks of Depression and Anxiety in Mothers and Behavior Problems in their Preschool-Aged Children", Robert C. Whitaker, Shannon M. Phillips and Sean M. Orzol. Pediatrics 2006; 118; e859-e868.
 
    “The association between maltreatment and obesity among preschool children", Robert C. Whitaker, Shannon M. Phillips, Sean M. Orzol, Hillary L. Burdette. Child Abuse & Neglect 31 (2007) 1187-1199.
 
Conferences
    Poster session, “The Effect of HIV on Marriage in Zambia”, Northeast Universities Development Consortium Conference 2010 at MIT, November 2010.
 
    “The Impact of HIV on Marriage Rates and Spousal Age Preference”, African Studies Center Graduate Student Conference at Boston University, March 2010.
 
    “Schooling and Widow Remarriage in Sub-Saharan Africa: Using HIV Rates to Explain the Rejection of Wife Inheritance", Center for the Study of African Economies, Economic Development in Africa Conference at Oxford University, March 2009.
 
Volunteer Experience
    HIV Testing and Treatment Center at Nyanza Hospital in Kisumu, Kenya, July-August 2010