Shaiza Qayyum

PhD Candidate 2017-2018

Wyman 544E
Curriculum Vitae
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Thesis Title: "Empirical Essays on School Choice and Human Capital Investments"  - Download Abstract (PDF)

Fields: Labor Economics, Applied Microeconometrics (primary); Health Economics, Economics of Education (secondary)

Main Advisor: Robert Moffitt


"Investment in Children, Private Schooling and Maternal Labor Supply over the Life Cycle" (Job Market Paper)

"Positively Aware? Conflicting Expert Reviews and Demand for Medical Treatment" (with Nicholas Papageorge and Jorge Balat)

"House Prices and the Demand for Private Schooling"

"Shaping Careers through Public Policy: Evidence from ACA Dependent Coverage" (with Ammar Farooq)

Seminar and Conference Presentations:

2017 (including scheduled): 12th Annual Economics Graduate Student Conference, Washington University in St. Louis; Towson University, Department of Economics; Econometric Society European Meetings; Georgetown Center for Economic Research (GCER) Biennial Conference; GW Student Research Conference; Association for Education Finance Policy (AEFP)

2016: Southern Economic Association; Econometric Society North American Summer Meetings

2015: 37th ISMS Marketing Science Conference

Professional Experience:

Research Assistant to Dr. Robert Moffitt, JHU, Spring 2016, Spring 2017.
Graduate Research Assistant, Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center, George Washington University, Summer 2015.
Research Assistant to Dr. Emilia Simeonova, JHU Carey Business School, Fall 2013-Summer 2014.
Research Assistant for Punjab Economic Opportunities Program (PEOP), Center for Economic Research in Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan, Nov 2011 - May 2012.


Evaluating Public Policy: Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research Design in Social Science (undergraduate), Fall 2017, Instructor
Elements of Macroeconomics (undergraduate), Fall 2013, TA
Labor Economics (undergraduate), Spring 2014, 2015, TA
Economics of Poverty and Inequality (undergraduate), Fall 2014, TA
Econometrics (undergraduate), Fall 2016, TA


Professor Robert Moffitt -
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