Katharine L. Shester Professor of Economics

Katharine L. Shester

Hopkins 102
Curriculum Vitae

Katie joined the Economics Department at W&L in 2011 after finishing her PhD at Vanderbilt University. She is also a core member of the Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her research and teaching interests include US economic history, labor economics, and urban economics.


Ph.D. in Economics, Vanderbilt University (2011)

M.A. in Economics, Vanderbilt University (2008)

B.A. in Economics, Wake Forest University (2005)


US Economic History, Urban Economics, Labor Economics, Demography


Principles of Economics, Urban Economics, Women in the Economy, US Economic History