Contact details
  Tel: 616 443-6109
  Email: tbyker@umich.edu

Department of Economics
University of Michigan
611 Tappan St., 238 Lorch Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-1220

I am a PhD Candidate in Economics at the University of Michigan.  I will be on the job market 2013/2014.  

Research interests:
Labor Economics, Development Economics and Economic Demography.

  • Job Market Paper : The Role of Paid Parental Leave in Reducing Women's Career Interruptions: Evidence from Paid Leave Laws in California and New Jersey  [link]
  • Fertility and Well-being Effects of an Aggressive Family Planning Policy in Peru in the 1990s: A Reweighting Estimator with a Contaminated Treatment Group Approach (with Italo Gutierrez)  [link
  • Impact of a Youth-Targeted Reproductive Health Initiative in South Africa

Other Research in Progress:

  • “The Opt-Out Continuation: Education, Work and Motherhood in the United States from 1984 to 2008.” [link]
  • “Are Participants Good Evaluators?  Evidence from the Connecticut Jobs First Program.” (with Jeffrey Smith) 


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