Phanindra V. Wunnava

David K. Smith '42 Chair in Applied Economics
Warner Hall 502F
Middlebury College
Middlebury, Vermont 05753
Ph: (802) 443-5024
Fax: (802) 443-2185
email: wunnava@middlebury.edu


Research Fellow at IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor), Bonn, Germany

Researcher at EPRN (LERA),UIUC


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c /o Department of Economics

Middlebury College

Warner Hall 502F

Middlebury, VT 05753

(802)-443-5024 (Voice)

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Email: Phani.Wunnava@middlebury.edu

PERSONAL

Male, Married (two children), U.S. Citizen.

EDUCATION

Ph.D., in Economics, State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton (1986)

Fields: Labor Economics, and Applied Econometrics

Dissertation: "The Effect of Unions on the Level and Slope of Age-Earnings Profile in a Life Cycle Frame-work: Evidence from Panel Data." Sponsor: Professor Solomon W. Polachek

DOCTOR OF ARTS in Economics, University of Miami (1982)

Fields: Quantitative Methods, International Economics, and History of Economic Thought

Doctoral Treatise: "Cost-Benefit Analysis of an Alternative to Incarceration." Sponsor: Professor Al G. Holtmann

MASTER OF ARTS in Economics, University of Miami (1981)

MASTER OF COMMERCE, Andhra University (India 1978)

Specialization: Cost Accounting, and Taxation

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE, Andhra University (India 1976)

Major: Accounting.

EXPERIENCE

Current: David K. Smith '42 Chair in Applied Economics, Middlebury College

Research Fellow at IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor), Bonn, Germany

Researcher at Employment Policy and Research Network (LERA), UIUC.

2000-06: Professor of Economics

1999-00: Visiting Professor/Scholar of Economics at UNC-Chapel Hill, NC

1996-99: Professor of Economics

1991-96: Associate Professor of Economics

1989-92: Research Associate in Economics at SUNY-Binghamton

1985-91: Assistant Professor of Economics

COURSES TAUGHT

Applied Econometrics, Regression Analysis, Labor Economics, Economics of Immigration, International Finance, MBA Macroeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Intro Macro, Micro, and International Economics.

HONORS & AWARDS

Gold Medal in Master of Commerce (1979)

Dissertation Year Fellowship, SUNY-Binghamton, NY (1984-85)

Received a research grant (to be shared with Ms. J. Liskin-Gasparro and Mr. T. Beyer) from the U.S. Department of Education to undertake a study titled: "The Effect of Intensive Immersive Conditions on the Acquisition and Development of Oral Proficiency in Russian and Spanish." I was the statistical coordinator for this project. Duration 1989-92. Final Report submitted in January 1992.

Received NSF based VT-EpSCOR grant to work on "Union Wage Effects During the 80's: Is Concession Bargaining Real or Illusionary" (May 1994).

Received additional funding from the Ada Howe Kent Research Fund for the above project (May 1994).

Received Ada Howe Kent Research Fund to complete a project titled: "Determinants of Alumni Giving: A Micro Analysis" (April 1995).

Received NSF based VT-EpSCOR grant to work on "An Investigation of Union Wage Premiums by Gender and Race: Evidence from PSID" (May 1997).

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

American Economic Association (AEA), Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)
Southern Economic Association (SEA), Western Economic Association (WEA)

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

I. Edited Volumes:

Changing Role of Unions: New Forms of Representation. (Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2004). This volume has been recognized by the Industrial Relations Section of Princeton University as one of the twelve Noteworthy Books in Industrial Relations and Labor Economics for 2004. Link to Table of Contents, Preface, Major Themes, and List of Contributors.

Immigrants and Immigration Policy Individual Skills, Family Ties, and Group Identities. Co-Editor: Harriet O. Duleep (Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1996). Link to Table of Contents, List of Contributors, and Preface.

New Approaches to Economic and Social Analyses of Discrimination. Co-Editor: Richard C. Cornwall (Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1991). Link to Table of Contents, Preface, and List of Contributors.

II. Articles and Chapters:

"Union Effects on Wages and Wage Growth" (with S. Polachek and M. Hutchins) Economics Letters, Vol. 21, 1986, pp. 297-303.

"Panel Estimates of Union Effects on Wages and Wage Growth" (with S. Polachek and M. Hutchins) Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 69, August 1987, pp. 527-31.

"Pooled Cross-section Time-series Examination of the Effects of Unemployment Insurance Compensation on Unemployment Rate and Unemployment Duration" (with J. Henley) Economics Letters, Vol. 25, 1987, pp. 367-371.

"Life Cycle Union Effects based on a Pooled Regression Technique: Evidence from PSID" Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 54, #4, April 1988, pp. 1020-26.

"A Note on Union-Nonunion Benefit Differential and Size of Establishment" (with D. Bramley and M. Robinson) Economics Letters, Vol. 30, 1989, pp. 85-88.

"Measuring Direct Discrimination in Labor Markets using a Frontier Approach: Evidence from CPS Female Earnings Data" (with M. Robinson) Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 56, # 1, July 1989, pp. 212-218. Abstracted also in the March 1990 issue of Journal of Economic Literature.

"An Empirical Study of the Life-Cycle Hypothesis with respect to Alumni Donations" (with K. Olsen and A. Smith) American Economist, Vol. 33, # 2, Fall 1989, pp. 60-63.

"Discrimination and Efficiency Wages: Estimates of the Role of Efficiency Wages in Male-Female Wage Differentials" (with M. Robinson) a chapter in New Approaches to Economic and Social Analyses of Discrimination. Edited by Richard Cornwall & Phanindra V. Wunnava (Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1991).

"Union-Nonunion Compensation Differentials Across Plant Sizes: Evidence from CPS 1983" (with A. Okunade and M. Robinson) Small Business Economics, Vol. 2, 1990, pp. 313-317.

"Cross-sectional v/s Panel Estimates of Union Wage Effects: Evidence from PSID" (with A. Okunade) Economics Letters, Vol. 35, 1991, pp. 105-110.

"Plant Size, Tenure, and Discrimination in Internal Labor Markets: Evidence on Sex Differentials" (with M. Robinson) Economics Letters,Vol. 36, 1991, pp. 197-208.

"The Union-nonunion Wage Differential over the Business Cycle: Evidence from PSID" (with J. Honney) Economics Letters, Vol. 37, 1991, pp. 97-103.

"Union-Nonunion Compensation Differentials and Industry Structure" (with A. Okunade and M. Robinson) Economics Letters, Vol. 39, 1992, pp. 329-337.

"Male-Female Wage Differentials in Taiwan: A Human Capital Approach" (with C. Kao and S. Polachek) Economic Development and Cultural Change, Vol. 42, # 2, January 1994, pp. 351-374.

"Charitable Giving of Alumni: Micro-data Evidence from a Large Public University." (with A. Okunade and R. Walsh, Jr.) American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 53, # 1, January 1994, pp. 73-84.

"The Effect of Unemployment Insurance on Unemployment Rate and Average Duration: Evidence from Pooled Cross-Sectional Time-Series Data." (with A. Mehdi) Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 1, July 1994, pp. 114-118.

"Countercyclical Union Wage Premium? Evidence for the 1980s" (with A. Okunade) Journal of Labor Research, Vol. XVII, Spring 1996, pp. 289-296.

"Individual Skills, Family Ties, and Group Identities" (with Harriet O. Duleep) a chapter in Immigrants and Immigration Policy Individual Skills, Family Ties, and Group Identities Edited by Harriet O. Duleep & Phanindra V. Wunnava (Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1996).

"Union-Nonunion Differentials and Establishment Size: Evidence from the NLSY" (with B. Ewing) Journal of Labor Research, Vol. XX,Spring 1999, pp. 177-183 -- lead article.

"The Effect Marginal Tax Uncertainty on Union/Non-Union Wage Gap" (with K. Ramagopal) Journal of Business and Economic Studies, Vol. 5, Spring 1999, pp. 1-15 -- lead article.

"Factors affecting infant mortality rates: evidence from cross sectional data" (with M. Zakir) Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 6, May 1999, pp. 271-273.

"Union Wage Premiums by Gender and Race: Evidence from PSID 1980-1992" (with N. Peled) Journal of Labor Research, Vol. XX, Summer 1999, pp. 415-423.

"The Role of Foreign Capital in Domestic Manufacturing Productivity: Empirical Evidence from Asian Economies" (with R. Chamarbagwala and S. Ramaswamy) Applied Economics, Vol. 32, March 2000, pp. 393-398.

"Union-Nonunion Gender Wage and Benefit Differentials across Establishment Size" (with B. Ewing) Small Business Economics, Vol. 15, 2000, pp. 47-57.

Attitudes Toward Economic Inequality by E. Ladd & K. Bowman (Washington, D.C.: AEI Press, 1998) Journal of Labor Research, Vol. XXII, Fall 2001, pp. 863-865 -- book review.

"Unit Roots and Structural Breaks in North American Unemployment Rates" (with B. Ewing) North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 12, November 2001, 273-282.

"Alumni Giving at a Small Liberal Arts College: Evidence from Consistent and Occasional Donors" (with M. Lauze) Economics of Education Review, Vol. 20, December 2001, pp. 533-543.

"Availability of Health Insurance and Gender Differences in 'Job-Lock' Behavior: Evidence from NLSY" (with A. Okunade) Journal of Forensic Economics -- an invited article in a special issue on fringe benefits, Vol. 15, #2, 2002, pp. 195-204 --appeared in print in Fall 2003.

"Alumni Giving at a Small Liberal Arts College: Evidence from Consistent and Occasional Donors" (with M. Lauze) an invited chapter in Progress in Economics Research, Vol. 5, Edited by A. Tavidze, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2003, pp. 145-164. Original version of this paper appeared in December 2001 issue of Economics of Education Review.

"Relative Development in Stock Markets: Empirical Evidence from Mainland China and Hongkong" (with D. Peterson and S. Pardee) Applied Finacial Economics, Vol. 13 (April 2003), pp. 309-316.

"The Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment: Empirical Evidence from EU Accession Candidates" (with H. Janicki) Applied Economics, Vol. 36 (March 2004), pp. 505-509.

"Union-Nonunion Wage Differentials and Macroeconomic Activity" (with B. Ewing) a chapter in Changing Role of Unions: New Forms of Representation, Edited by Phanindra V. Wunnava, Armonk, N. Y.: M. E. Sharpe, 2004, pp. 148-68.

"The Trade-Off between Supervision Cost and Performance Based Pay: Does Gender Matter?" (with B. Ewing) Small Business Economics, Vol. 23, # 5 (December 2004), pp. 453-460.

"The Effect of Political Regimes and Technology on Economic Growth" (with K. Jamali and K. Wandschneider) Applied Economics, Vol. 39 (June 2007), pp. 1425-1432.

"Long-Run Relationship between Union and Nonunion Wages--A Vector Error Correction Approach" (with B. Ewing) The Empirical Economics Letters, Vol. 6, # 4 (July 2007), pp. 227-236.

"Financial Liberalization and Economic Growth: Lessons from the South African Experience" (with D. Tswamuno and S. Pardee) International Journal of Applied Economics, Vol. 4, # 2 (September 2007), pp. 75-89.

"Working and Educated Women: Culprits of a European Kinder-Crisis?" (with E. DiCioccio) Eastern Economic Journal, Vol. 34, # 2 (April 2008), pp. 213-222.

"Testing Mundell's Intuition of Endogenous OCA Theory" (with T. Warin and H. Janicki) Review of International Economics, Vol. 17, #1, (February 2009), pp. 74-89. Also an earlier version of this paper can be downloaded from the IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, Germany) web site: http://ftp.iza.org/dp3739.pdf

"Determinants of Inter-Country Internet Diffusion Rates" (with D. Leiter) The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 68, #2, (April 2009), pp. 413-426. Also can be downloaded from the IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, Germany) web site: http://ftp.iza.org/dp3666.pdf

"The Value of Green: The Effect of Environmental Ranking on Market Cap" (with N. Blumenshine) Technology and Investment, Vol. 1 (November 2010), pp. 239-242.

"Economic impact of a private sector micro-financing scheme in South Dakota" (with D. Benson, A Lies, and A. Okunade) Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal Vol.36, #2, (2011), pp. 157-168. Also an earlier version of this paper can be downloaded from the IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, Germany) web site: http://ftp.iza.org/dp3933.pdf

"Southern African Economic Integration: Evidence from an Augmented Gravity Model" (with M. Herman, K. Wandschneider ,and T. Warin) African Finance Journal Vol. 13, #1, (June 2011), pp. 1-13 -- lead article. Also an earlier version of this paper can be downloaded from the IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, Germany) web site: http://ftp.iza.org/dp4316.pdf

"LERA_ASSA_2012_Commentary"

"Do Business Executives give more to their Alma Mater? Longitudinal evidence from a Large University" (with A. Okunade) The American Journal of Economics and Sociology Vol. 72, # 3 (July 2013), pp. 761-778. Also an earlier version of this paper can be downloaded from the IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, Germany) web site: http://ftp.iza.org/dp5428.pdf

"Financial Liberalization and the Selection of Emigrants: A Cross-national Analysis" (with A. Mitra and J. Bang) Empirical Economics [forthcoming]. Also an earlier version of this paper can be downloaded from the IZA (Institutite for the Study of Labor, Bonn, Germany) web site: http://ftp.iza.org/dp5953.pdf

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

"Cost-Benefit Analysis of an Alternative to Incarceration" Dissertation Abstracts International, Vol. 44, #1, July 1983.

"The Effect of Unions on the Level and Slope of Age-Earnings Profile in a Life Cycle Framework: Evidence from Panel Data" Dissertation Abstracts International, Vol. 47, #5, November 1986.

REFEREEING

American Economist

American Journal of Economics and Sociology

Applied Economics

African Development Review

African Finance Journal

Chinese Economic Review

Contemporary Policy Issues

Eastern Economic Journal

Economics of Education Review

Education Economics

Industrial Relations

Industrial and Labor Relations Review

International Economic Journal

International Migration

International Studies Quarterly

Journal of African Economies

Journal of Development Economics

Journal of Economics

Journal of Economic Education

Journal of Labor Research

Journal of Population Economics

Journal of Productivity Analysis

Journal of Regional Science

North American Journal of Economics and Finance

National Science Foundation Economics numerous grant proposals

Oxford Economic Papers

Perspectives on Work

Review of Black Political Economy

Review of Economics and Statistics

Research in Higher Education

Research in Labor Economics

Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal

Social Science Research

South African Journal of Economics

Southern Economic Journal

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER

Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal

Technology and Investment

REVIEWING of ECONOMETRICS TEXTS

Reviewer for Using Econometrics: A Practical Guide by Studenmund & Cassisdy (Addison Wesley 1997). Also provided extensive comments for the 1992 edition.

Reviewer for Economic Statistics and Econometrics by Thad Mirer (Macmillan: NY 1988). Provided a detailed review/comments on this text to help Macmillan for their 1995 edition of this econometrics book.

Reviewer for a proposed intro econometrics text by William Greene (Macmillan: NY). Provided a detailed review/comments on the proposal submitted by the author to help shaping this possible forthcoming econometrics book.

Reviewer for Econometrics: An Introduction to Empirical Research by Walter Paczkowski (Prentice Hall: Englewood Cliffs, NJ). Provided a detailed review/comments on the proposal submitted by the author to help shape this forthcoming graduate level applied econometrics book.

Reviewer for Introductory Econometrics with Applications by Ramu Ramanathan (Harcourt). Provided extensive comments on his 5th (2002) edition.

Reviewer for Basic Econometrics by Damodar Gujarat (Irwin/McGraw-Hill). Provided extensive comments on his 4th (2002) edition.

Reviewer for Introduction to Econometrics by James H. Stock and Mark W. Watson (Addison Wesley Longman). Provded extensive comments in shaping this 2003 textbook.

Reviewer for 5 th edition of A. H. Studenmund’s Using Econometrics: A Practical Guide (Addison-Welsley) textbook and provided extensive comments for the preparation of 6th edition (2010) of this text.

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION (since 1992)

AEA Convention, New Orleans, LA (January 1992) Discussant for sessions on "Issues in North American Integration" and "Immigration and Emigration: Mexico, Canada and the U.S."

14th Annual Middlebury Conference "Women in Development" (April 1992) Discussant for a session on "Women, Work and Welfare"

SEA Convention, Washington, D.C., (November 1992) Presented " Union-nonunion Compensation Differentials and Industry Structure" (with A. Okunade and M. Robinson).Discussant for a session on "Human Capital"

AEA Convention, Anaheim, CA (January 1993) Discussant for a session on "Employment and Earnings"

Organized the 15th Annual Middlebury Economics Conference "Immigrants and United States Immigration Policy" (April 1993)

SEA Convention, New Orleans, LA (November 1993) Presented "Effect of Fringe Benefits on Absenteeism" (with Adebayo Adedeji). Discussant for a session on "Trade Unions." Chairperson for a session on "Union Impacts"

AEA Convention, Boston, MA (January 1994) Discussant for a session on "Recent Changes in the Economic Status of Hispanics in the U.S."

NSF Workshop at State University of New York-Albany, NY, (April 1994)

SEA Convention, Orlando, FL (November 1994) Presented "The Effect of Marginal Tax Rate Uncertainty on the Union Wage Premium" (with K. Ramagopal). Discussant for a session on "Union Wage Effects"

AEA Convention, Washington, D.C., (January 1995) Presented "The Effect of Marginal Tax Rate Uncertainty on the Union Wage Premium" (with K. Ramagopal).

EEA Convention, New York, NY (March 1995) Arranged an invited session on "Unemployment Compensation*" *Presented "The Effect of Unemployment Insurance on Unemployment Rate and Duration: An International Comparison." Also served as a *Discussant.

SEA Convention, New Orleans, LA (November 1995) Presented "An Investigation of Union Wage Premiums by Gender and Race: Evidence from the 1980s" (with Noga Peled). Discussant for a session on "Union Wage Effects."

SEA Convention, Washington, D.C., (November 1996) Arranged invited sessions on "Union Effects*" and "Immigration**"Presented "Union-Non-union Benefit Differentials and Establishment Size: Evidence from the NLYS" (with Bradley Ewing). *Served as a Discussant. **Chair of the session.

SEA Convention, Atlanta, GA (November 1997) Presented "Alumni Giving at a Small Liberal Arts College: Evidence from Micro Data" under a session on "Higher Education" * An earlier version of this paper was also presented at the Lehigh University Economics Department Graduate seminar (in April 1997), and at the Middlebury College Board of Trustee's Spring meeting (in May 1997). Discussant for a session on "Performance Incentives."

AEA Convention, Chicago, IL (January 1998) Served as a Chair and Discussant for a session "Freer Trade in Canada and Mexico."

SEA* Convention, Baltimore, MD (November 1998)/AEA Convention, New York, NY (January 1999) Presented "Union-Nonunion Gender Wage and Benefit Differentials across Plant Sizes: Evidence from NLSY."(with Bradley T. Ewing) * Also discussed two papers in a session titled "Job Transitions and Education"

SEA Convention, New Orleans, LA (November 1999) Presented "Gender Differences in Supervision Cost, Performance- based Pay, and Efficiency Wages" (with Bradley T. Ewing) Discussant for a session titled "Gender Differences in Labor Markets"

AEA Convention, Boston, MA (January 2000) Discussed two papers for a session titled "International Perspectives on Unemployment"

21st Annual Middlebury Conference "The Role of Social Capital…"(April 2000) Discussant for a session on "Empirical Research"

SEA Convention, Washington, DC (November 2000) Presented " Time Series Properties of North American Unemployment Rates: Did NAFTA change anything?" (with Bradley T. Ewing) Discussant for a session titled "Experimental Economics"

AEA Convention, New Orleans, LA (January 2001) Discussant for a session titled "Key Trends in Labor Market Research"

WEAI Convention, San Francisco, CA (July 2001) Discussant for a session titled "Special Topics in Labor Economics"

SEA Convention Tampa, FL (November 2001) Presented "Availability of Health Insurance and Gender Differences in 'Job-Lock' Behavior: Evidence from NLSY" (with Albert A. Okunade of University of Memphis and Bradley T. Ewing of Texas Tech University).

AEA Convention, Atlanta, GA (January 2002) Presented "The Trade-off between Supervision Cost and Performance Based Pay: Does Gender Matter?" at the Study Group # 9 (Pay Systems) panel (with Bradley T. Ewing of Texas Tech University).

Organized the 23rd Annual Middlebury Economics Conference "Changing Role of Unions" (April 2002).

SEA Convention, New Orleans, LA (November 2002) Presented "Union-Nonunion Wage Differentials and Macroeconomic Activity" (with Bradely T. Ewing of Texas Tech University).

WEAI Convention, Denver, CO (July 2003) Presented "Earnings, Education and Fixed Contracts" with Sarah Brown (University of Leicester), John Sessions (University of Bath).

AEA Convention, San Diego, CA (January 2004) Served as a discussant on a session on NAFTA.

Mellon Economics Conference hosted at Vassar College (June 2004) Served as a discussant.

SEA Convention, New Orleans, LA (November 2004) Presented a paper titled "Characterizing the long run relationship between union and nonunion wages" (with Bradley T. Ewing of Texas Tech University), and served as a chair of a session on "Wage Inequality." A revised draft of this paper was also presented at Mellon Economics Conference hosted at Rhodes College (June 2005).

SEA Convention, Washington, DC (November 2005) Presented a paper titled "Endogenous OCA theory: Testing Mundell's Intuition based on a gravity model" with Hubert Janicki (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond) and Thierry Warin (Middlebury College).

SEA Convention, Charleston, SC (November 2006) Presented a paper titled "Giving to the University: A Micropanel Data Model of Business Executive Alumni and Friends of the Alma Mater" (with Albert Okunade of University of Memphis). A revised draft of this paper was presented at Department of Economics Research Seminar Series of Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prasanthinilayam, AP, India (December 2006), at Department of Economics Research Seminar of Osmania University, Hyderabad, AP, India (December 2006), and at WEAI Convention, Seattle, WA (July 2007).

AEA Convention, Chicago, IL (January 2007) Presented a paper titled "Characterizing the long run relationship between union and nonunion wages in a vector error correction framework" (with Bradley T. Ewing of Texas Tech University).

WEAI Convention, Seattle, WA (July 2007) Presented a paper titled "Giving to the University: A Micropanel Data Model of Business Executive Alumni and Friends of the Alma Mater" (with Albert Okunade of U of Memphis).

SEA Convention, New Orleans, LA (November 2007) Presented a paper titled "Is there a link between Declining Unionization and Increasing Earnings Inequality?"

AEA Convention, New Orleans, LA (January 2008) Presented "Gender Wage Differentials based on Alternative Pay Schemes: Evidence from PSID" at a LERA sponsored session.

WEAI Convention, Honolulu, HI (July 2008) Presented "Small Business Economics of the Lakota Fund on the Native American Indian Reservation" at a Contemporary Economic Policy sponsored session (with Albert Okunade of U of Memphis).

SEA Convention, Washington, DC (November 2008) Served as a discussant at a session titled: Earnings Inequality.

Duke University, Durham , NC (December 2008) Invited by Duke University Research Conclave group to present to my on going work on 'alumni giving'.

EEAConvention, New York, NY (February 2009) Served as a discussant at a session titled: Human Capital.

SEA Convention, San Antonio, TX (November 2009) Served as a discussant at a session titled: Women in the LaborMarkets: Choices and Outcomes [an invited session sponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP)].

AEA Convention, Atlanta, GA (January 2010) Chaired a session titled: "Markets: Social Provisioning and Public Service" [a session sponsored by the Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE). Also presented a paper titled: "Link between availability of Health Insurance and Job-Lock Phenomenon: Evidence from NLSY 2006" at a LERA sponsored session.

Duke University, Durham , NC (March 2010) Invited by Duke University Research Conclave group to be mentor/senior observer for the research work presented by young researchers.

WEAI Convention, Portland, OR (July 2010) Served as a discussant at a session titled: "Population Aging, Saving and Economic Policies"

SEA Convention, Atlanta, GA (November 2010) Served as a discussant at a session titled: "Issues on Small Business"

AEA Convention, Denver, CO (January 2011) presented a paper titled “Union-nonunion Gender Benefit Differentials across Firm Sizes: Evidence from NLSY” [an invited session sponsored by the Labor and Employment Research Association (LERA)]. A revised version of this paper was also presented at WEAI Convention, San Diego, CA (July 2011).

COLLEGE SERVICE

Coordinator for Economics Honors Thesis Program (1987-89, 1991-93, 1995-96, 1997-98)

Member of Computer Committee (1987-89, 1990-92, 1998-99)

Member of Teacher Education Committee (1991-93, 1995-99, 2004-05)

Founding Member of Middlebury Cricket Club

Member of ad hoc Teacher Education Committee (1994-95)

Frequent Member of Economics Recruitment Committee

Chair of Department of Economics (January-August 1996, 2000-01)

Social Science member of Human Subjects Review Committee (2003-04)

Member of Administration Committee (2012-13)

REFERENCES

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