Hello! I am a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

In Fall 2020, I will join the Economics Department at Hobart and William Smith Colleges as an Assistant Professor, teaching courses in political economy and economics and gender.

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

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