image0Hello! I am a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and on the 2019-2020 job market. I will be attending the Association for Public Policy and Management Fall Research Conference in Denver, CO and the ASSA meetings in San Diego, CA.

My job market paper “Carceral Schools and College Expectations: Evidence from the National Crime Victimization Survey School Crime Supplement” is available here. Comments and feedback are very welcome!

Research Interests:  Economics of Education, Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Political Economy, Economics of Race, Gender, & Inequality, Public Finance

Contact: anastasw@econs.umass.edu or anastasw@umass.edu or anastasw@gmail.com

Dissertation Research

“Three Essays on the Political Economy and Economics of the School-to-Prison Pipeline”

Course Syllabi

Econ 197S Fall 2020: Student Debt, Other Loans, and the U.S. Economy (UMass Amherst)

Econ 191 Fall 2019, Fall 2018, 2017, & 2016 First Year Seminar: The Economics Behind Our Lives (UMass Amherst)

EC012C Spring 2016 Principles of Microeconomics (University of Vermont)

EC195 Spring 2016 Political Economy of Education (University of Vermont)

Things I’ve Written or Contributed To

book review “Paying the Price of a Broken System” in Academe Magazine September-October 2017. https://www.aaup.org/article/paying-price-broken-system.

co-written with Mark V. Paul “Profiting Off Debt”. Jacobin Online, September 26, 2016. https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/09/student-debt-loans-government-sanders-clinton-college/

contributor to Rewrite the Racial Rules: Building an Inclusive American Economy. Roosevelt Institute Report, June 6, 2016. http://rooseveltinstitute.org/rewrite-racial-rules-building-inclusive-american-economy/

contributor to Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy: An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity. Roosevelt Institute Report, May 12, 2015. http://rooseveltinstitute.org/rewriting-rules-report/

author The Causes and Consequences of Mounting Student Debt in Massachusetts. Report and Research supported by Massachusetts Society of Professors and the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts, April 2015. http://phenomonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/AT-2015-Causes-_-Consequences-Student-Debt-Final-April.pdf