CV [PDF] – Jessica H. Brown

Darla Moore School of Business, Room 436
University of South Carolina
1014 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Academic Studies

Ph.D., Economics
Princeton University, 2019
Committee: Alan Krueger (chair), Leah Boustan, Will Dobbie, Alex Mas, Ilyana Kuziemko

M.A., Economics
Princeton University, 2015

B.S., Mathematics and Economics
University of Notre Dame, magna cum laude, 2011

Teaching and Research Fields

Primary Fields: Public Economics, Labor Economics

Published or Accepted Papers

“Child Care Over the Business Cycle” with Chris M. Herbst (Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 40(S1): S429-S468, 2022)

“Mandated Benefits, Imperfect Information, and Moral Hazard” (Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 88(3): 1037-1064, 2022)

“The Global COVID-19 Student Survey: First Wave Results” with David A. Jaeger, Jaime Arellano-Bover, Krzysztof Karbownik, Marta Martínez-Matute, John Nunley, R. Alan Seals, and 37 others (Covid Economics, Vol. 79(1): 152-217, 2021)

Working Papers

“Secure Communities as Immigration Enforcement: How Secure is the Child Care Market” with Umair Ali and Chris M. Herbst (R&R, Journal of Public Economics)

“An Equilibrium Model of the Impact of Increased Public Investment in Early Childhood Education” with Jonathan Borowsky, Elizabeth E. Davis, Chloe Gibbs, Chris M. Herbst, Aaron Sojourner, Erdal Tekin, and Matthew J. Wiswall

“Does Public Pre-K Have Unintended Consequences on the Child Care Market for Infants and Toddlers?”

“The Impact of a Long-Term Care Information Campaign on Long-Term Care Insurance Purchase” (R&R, Journal of Health Economics)

Teaching Experience

Introductory Econometrics
University of South Carolina
Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022

Professional Experience and Service
2017-2019: Member, Student Health Plan Advisory Council
2016-2017: Vice Chair, Lakeside Housing Committee
2016: Co-organizer, EconCon Conference, Princeton University
Summer 2014: Research Assistant for Professor Alexandre Mas
2011-2013: Senior Actuarial Assistant, Unum, Chattanooga, TN
Attained Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA) designation

Honors, Scholarships, and Fellowships

2019 – 2020 Darla Moore School of Business Internal Grant ($5,000)
2017 – 2018 Richard A. Lester Fellowship for Industrial Relations
2013 – 2014 Louis A. Simpson *60 Graduate Fellowship
2011 Phi Beta Kappa
2011 Omicron Delta Epsilon
2011 Bernoulli Award Honorable Mention for Senior Thesis

Presentations and Seminars

2023: University of Notre Dame

2022: Association for Public Policy & Management, Clemson University, Census LED Webinar, Carolina Regional Empirical Economics Day, Southeastern Economic Association

2021: Association for Education Finance and Policy, Southeastern Micro Labor Workshop

2020: Eastern Economic Association Annual Meeting, Tufts University

2019: University of South Carolina, Joint Committee on Taxation, George Washington University, Upjohn Institute, Federal Trade Commission, Association for Education Finance and Policy, Association for Public Policy & Management, Southeastern Health Economics Study Group

2018: University of Notre Dame, Princeton University, Economics Graduate Students’ Conference at Washington University in St. Louis, Haverford College


AERA Open, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, Child & Youth Care Forum, The Economic Journal, Economica, Evaluation and Program Planning, International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, Journal of Human Capital, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Journal of Urban Economics, LABOUR, Oxford Economic Papers, PLOS ONE, Social Service Review