Emily Beam is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Vermont. She previously worked as a visiting assistant professor at the National University of Singapore. She received her Ph.D in economics and public policy from the University of Michigan in 2013 and her B.S. in economics, mathematics, and Spanish from the University of Michigan in 2006.
Emily's research interests are in labor and development economics, with a particular focus on employment and education policy, migration, fertility and marriage, and the role of incomplete information and behavioral biases on individual decision-making. She is currently conducting impact evaluations of summer employment and teacher placement programs in the Philippines, as well as field experiments on the relative returns to education and experience among young job-seekers.