W. Jesse Wood

W. Jesse Wood

PhD Candidate in Economics

Michigan State University

I am a Ph.D. student in economics at Michigan State University and will be on the 2022 job market. My research interests include economics of education, policy analysis, applied econometrics, public economics and labor economics.

I am a research assistant for the Education Policy Innovation Collaborative under Dr. Katharine Strunk. My work has focused on how student achievement varies under changes to the number of new school openings, availability of school choice and mobility, and exposure to different teacher quality.

Education

  • PhD in Economics, Expected 2022

    Michigan State University

  • MA in Economics, 2016

    University of Texas - Austin

  • BSc in Applied Mathematics, 2015

    Auburn University