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Tatyana (Tanya) Avilova
PhD Candidate
Fields: Health and Education, Industrial Organization


CV


I am a 4th year Ph.D. student at the Department of Economics. I am also the Project Manager for the Undergraduate Women in Economics (UWE) Challenge, a project started by Prof. Claudia Goldin (Harvard) that aims to promote diversity in the field by encouraging more undergraduate women to major in economics. Please send any inquiries about the project to women.in.economics@gmail.com.


Research

Papers

“What Can UWE Do for Economics?” with Claudia Goldin. 2018. AEA Papers and Proceedings. 2018;108 :186-190.
Abstract:
Men outnumber women as undergraduate economics majors by three to one nationwide. Even at the best research universities and liberal arts colleges men outnumber women by two to one or more. The Undergraduate Women in Economics Challenge was begun in 2015 as an RCT with 20 treatment schools and at least 30 control schools to evaluate whether better course information, mentoring, encouragement, career counseling, and more relevant instructional content could move the needle. Although the RCT is still in the field, results from several within treatment-school randomized trials demonstrate that uncomplicated and inexpensive interventions can substantially increase the interest of women to major in economics.


Working papers

“What Can UWE Do for Economics?” with Claudia Goldin. 2018. Available as NBER Working Paper 24189.


Work in Progress

“Patient Cost Sharing and Prescription Drug Trends: Evidence from Japan”.
“Unintended Consequences of Prescription Drug Monitoring Systems”.

 


Teaching

Teaching Experience:
Fall 2019ECON UN1105: Principles of Economics, Columbia University, TA for Professor Brendan O’Flaherty 
Fall 2018
 — HPMN P8508: Analysis of Large Scale Data (Masters), Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, GSC for Professor Adam Sacarny (Teaching evaluations)
Fall 2018 — ECON GU4325: Economic Development of Japan, Columbia University, TA for Professor David Weinstein (Teaching evaluations, see Sections 9 and 10)
Spring 2018 ECON UN1105: Principles of Economics, Columbia University, TA for Professor Sunil Gulati (Teaching evaluations)
Fall 2017 — ECON GU4325: Economic Development of Japan, Columbia University, TA for Professor David Weinstein

Teaching Honors: 
Winner of the Wueller Teaching Award 2017-2018 for Best Teaching Assistant for Principles of Economics

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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.