Rebecca  Lessem

Assistant Professor of Economics

PHONE

412-268-6903

OFFICE

GSIA - Tepper School of Business - Room 323

AREA OF EXPERTISE

EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Ph D (Economics) - 2011
University of Wisconsin-Madison - MA (Economics) - 2009
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - BS (Economics and Political Science) - 2005

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Labor economics, applied microeconomics

PUBLICATIONS

  • Local Economic Growth from Primary Election Spending

    (author(s): Rebecca Lessem, Carly Urban)

  • The Political Orientation of Newspaper Endorsements in U.S. Elections

    (author(s): Rebecca Lessem, James Snyder, Stephen Ansolabehere) Quarterly Journal of Political Science 1(4), 2006; 393-404

WORKING PAPERS

  • Immigrant Wages and Recessions: Evidence from Undocumented Mexicans

    (author(s): Rebecca Lessem, Kayuna Nakajima)

  • Mexico-U.S. Immigration: Effects of Wages and Border Enforcement

  • Decomposing the Native Immigrant Wage Gap in the United States

    (author(s): Rebecca Lessem, Carl Sanders)

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - Christensen Award in Empirical Economics (2010)

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Undergraduate Economics Curriculum Committee, Committee Member, (2012 - )
  • Economics Recruiting, Committee Member, (2014 - 2015)
  • Economics Recruiting, Committee Member, (2013 - 2014)
  • Economics Recruiting, Committee Member, (2012 - 2013)
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COURSES TAUGHT

  • Adv'd Econ Analysis II (Adv'd Econometrics) (47902)
    -2147483648 Mini 4 Section: A
    2014 Mini 4 Section: A
  • REGRESSION ANALYSIS (70208)
    2015 Section: 1, 2
  • SENIOR PROJECT (73497)
    2014 Section: A
    2013 Section: A
  • DEVELOPMENT ECONOMCS (73394)
    2013 Section: A
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Rebecca Lessem