Jessica H. Brown – CV [PDF]


Darla Moore School of Business, Room 436
University of South Carolina
1014 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208
jessica [dot] brown [at] moore [dot] sc [dot] edu

Academic Studies
Ph.D., Economics 
Princeton University, 2019
Dissertation Title: “Essays in Public Economics”
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

Teaching Experience

Introductory Econometrics
University of South Carolina
Fall 2019, Spring 2020

Introduction to Microeconomics
Teaching assistant for Professor Harvey Rosen, Princeton University
Fall 2016, Fall 2018

Experiments in Economics
Teaching assistant for Dr. Basit Zafar, Princeton University
Spring 2016

Junior Summer Institute, Princeton University
Tutor, Economics and Statistics
Summer 2015, Summer 2016

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 Busines 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

Working Papers
“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”
“Mandated Benefits, Imperfect Information, and Moral Hazard: An Application to Temporary Disability Insurance”

Presentations and Seminars

2020: Eastern Economic Association Annual Meeting (scheduled)

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 Annual Conference, Southeastern Health Economics Study Group

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