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Rebecca Lessem

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Assistant Professor of Economics

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - B.S. - 2005
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - M.S. - 2009
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - Ph.D. - 2011
Areas of Expertise:
  • Economics
Teaching and Research Interests:
  • Labor economics, development economics, applied microeconomics.
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Published Papers: 
  • The Political Orientation of Newspaper Endorsements in U.S. Elections, 1940-2002
    Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 2006.
    (with: Stephen Ansolabehere, James Snyder)

Working Papers: 
  • Labor Migration and Wage Growth in Malaysia
    August, 2011.

  • Open Borders: Puerto Rican Migration to the U.S.
    August, 2011.

  • Mexico-U.S. Immigration: Effects of Wages and Border Enforcement
    August, 2011.

  • Christensen Award in Empirical Economics, University of Wisconsin - 2010
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