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Michelle Jiang
PhD Candidate
Fields: Behavioral & Experimental, Health and Education, Labor Economics, Political Economy


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I am a 3rd-year Ph.D. student at the Department of Economics. My research focuses on labor economics, education economics, and experimental economics. Prior to Columbia, I worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of NY for two years, and received my BA in economics at the University of Chicago.

You can contact me at myj2107@columbia.edu, or find me on Twitter @mjiang_9.


Research

Working Papers

“Cumulative Voting Increases Minority Turnout and Representation: An Experiment” (with Alessandra Casella and Jeffrey Guo)

“Measuring the Returns to Diversity: State Variations in Affirmative Action”

“Postsecondary Supply and Unemployment Dynamics” (with Rajashri Chakrabarti, Michael Lovenheim, and William Nober)

“GDP is Unbiased in the Developing World” (with Nicole Gorton, Maxim Pinkovskiy, and Xavier Sala-i-Martin)

Blog Publications

“Did the Value of a College Degree Decline during the Great Recession?” (with Rajashri Chakrabarti and William Nober). Liberty Street Economics. Jul. 10, 2019

“Education’s Role in Earnings, Employment, and Economics Mobility” (with Rajashri Chakrabarti). Liberty Street Economics. Sep. 5, 2018

“Are Student Loans Cyclical? It Depends” (with Rajashri Chakrabarti, Nicole Gorton, and Wilbert van der Klaauw). Liberty Street Economics. Nov. 22, 2017

“Who is More Likely to Default on Student Loans?” (with Rajashri Chakrabarti, Nicole Gorton, and Wilbert van der Klaauw). Liberty Street Economics. Nov. 20, 2017


Teaching

Teaching Experience (at Columbia)
Fall 2020. Teaching Assistant. Political Economy
Summer 2020. Instructor of record. Labor Economics
Spring 2020. Teaching Assistant. Introduction to Econometrics
Fall 2019. Teaching Assistant. Principles of Economics

Teaching Experience (prior to Columbia)                                                                                                                                                   Spring 2016. College Core Tutor. University of Chicago Economics Department.
Winter 2014. Teaching Assistant. University of Chicago Mathematics Department: Calculus 120
Fall 2013. Teaching Assistant. University of Chicago Mathematics Department: Calculus 120
Summer 2013. Forensics Debate Instructor. Stanford National Forensics Institute
Summer 2013. Forensics Debate Instructor. National Symposium for Debate
Summer 2012. Forensics Debate Instructor. National Symposium for Debate

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Ph: (212) 854-3680
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Business Hours:
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1022 International Affairs Building (IAB)

Mail Code 3308

420 West 118th Street

New York, NY 10027

Ph: (212) 854-3680
Fax: (212) 854-0749
Business Hours:
Mon–Fri, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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