Carnegie Mellon University

Rebecca Lessem

Rebecca Lessem

Assistant Professor of Economics

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  • TEP - Tepper Building - Room 5215
  • 412-268-6903
Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Areas of Expertise

Economics

Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - Ph D (Economics) - 2011
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - MA (Economics) - 2009
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - BS (Economics and Political Science) - 2005

Research

Labor economics, applied microeconomics

Publications

  • Local Economic Growth from Primary Election Spending

    (author(s): Rebecca Lessem, Carly Urban)

  • The Political Orientation of Newspaper Endorsements in U.S. Elections

    (author(s): Rebecca Lessem, James Snyder, Stephen Ansolabehere)
    Quarterly Journal of Political Science 1(4), 2006; 393-404

Working Papers

  • Immigrant Wages and Recessions: Evidence from Undocumented Mexicans

    (author(s): Rebecca Lessem, Kayuna Nakajima)

  • Mexico-U.S. Immigration: Effects of Wages and Border Enforcement
  • Decomposing the Native Immigrant Wage Gap in the United States

    (author(s): Rebecca Lessem, Carl Sanders)

Awards and Honors

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - Christensen Award in Empirical Economics (2010)

University Service

  • Undergraduate Economics Curriculum Committee, Committee Member (2012 - )
  • Economics Recruiting, Committee Member (2014 - 2015)
  • Economics Recruiting, Committee Member (2013 - 2014)
  • Economics Recruiting, Committee Member (2012 - 2013)
  • Economics Recruiting, Committee Member (2011 - 2012)

Courses Taught

  • Adv'd Econ Analysis II (Adv'd Econometrics) (47902)
    • -2147483648 Mini 4 Section: A
    • 2014 Mini 4 Section: A
  • REGRESSION ANALYSIS (70208)
    • 2015 Section: 1, 2
  • SENIOR PROJECT (73497)
    • 2014 Section: A
    • 2013 Section: A
  • DEVELOPMENT ECONOMCS (73394)
    • 2013 Section: A
  • Development Economics (73394)
    • 2012 Section: A
    • 2011 Section: A
  • Senior Project (73497)
    • 2012 Section: A
  • Public Economics (73352)
    • 2012 Section: A