Katharine L. Shester Associate Professor of Economics

Katharine L. Shester

Huntley 104
540.458.8607
shesterk@wlu.edu
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 and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her research and teaching interests include US economic history, demography, and urban economics. Some of Katie’s recent work focuses on the effects of racial residential segregation on infant health and the effects of the baby boom and birth order on educational attainment.

Education

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

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

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

Research

US Economic History, Urban Economics, Labor Economics, Demography

Teaching

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