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Katherine Eriksson

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, UCLA, 2013
  • M.A., Economics, UCLA, 2008
  • M.S., Agricultural Econ, Virginia Tech, 2007
  • B.A., Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford, 2006
  • B.S., Mathematics and Philosophy, Virginia Tech, 2004

About

Katherine Eriksson is a specialist in applied microeconomics whose interests encompass economic history, labor economics, and development economics. She is a member of the UC Davis Graduate Placement Committee (2015–16). She is a member of the American Economic Association, the Cliometric Society, and the Economic History Association.

Research Focus

Professor Eriksson focuses her research activities primarily on economic history and labor economics. She also has investigated topics related to development economics and econometrics. Her research has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Review and the Journal of Development Economics.

Selected Publications

  • Eriksson, K. (2014). Does the language of instruction in primary school affect later labor market outcomes? Evidence from South Africa. Economic History of Developing Regions, 29(2), 311–335. doi:10.1080/20780389.2014.955272
  • Eriksson, K., Abramitzky, R., & Boustan, L. (2014). A nation of immigrants: Assimilation and economic outcomes in the age of mass migration. Journal of Political Economy, 122(3), 467–506.
  • Eriksson, K., Abramitzky, R., & Boustan, L. (2013). Have the poor always been less likely to migrate? Evidence from inheritance practices during the age of mass migration. Journal of Development Economics, 102, 2–14.
  • Eriksson, K., Abramitzky, R., & Boustan, L. (2012). Europe's tired, poor, huddled masses: Self-selection and economic outcomes in the age of mass migration. American Economic Review, 102(5): 1832–56. Doi:10.1257/aer.102.5.1832

Teaching

Katherine Eriksson teaches courses in U.S. economic history and econometrics.

Awards

  • Cal Poly Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Grant ($13,298), 2014–2015
  • Finalist, Economic History Association's Alan Nevins Dissertation Prize, 2013
  • Elise Burman Fellowship, UCLA, 2012
  • UCLA Center for Economic History fellowship, Fall 2012