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About Kristine West, PhD

Kristine Lamm West completed her PhD in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota in 2012. Her primary fields of interest are labor economics, program evaluation, and the economics of education. Recent research projects investigate topics ranging from unions and performance pay to the impact of vision services on student achievement. Her research has been published in The Journal of Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Economics of Education Review, and Education Finance & Policy.

Positions

Present Associate Professor, Economics, St. Catherine University Economics and Political Science Department
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Curriculum Vitae


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Grants

2016 - 2018 Research partnership to improve human resource management in Minneapolis Public Schools
Institute for Education Studies, National Center for Education Research, US Department of Education - R305H160036
Role: Co-PI
Colleague(s): Elton Mykerezi, Aaron Sojourner, Maggie Sullivan, Christopher Moore, Nathan Kuncel
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Honors and Awards

  • Patricia O’Connor Myser Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring
  • Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award

Courses

  • Econometrics
  • Quantitative Impact Evaluation: Applied Research Skills
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Microeconomics

Education

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2012 Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minnesota ‐ Applied Economics
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2001 BA, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, Summa Cum Laude ‐ Economics
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Contact Information

Phone: 651-690-6830

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Program evaluation (1)

Returns to education (1)

Teacher Labor Markets (4)