CV – 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

Working Papers
“Child Care Over the Business Cycle” with Chris M. Herbst (R&R, Journal of Labor Economics)
“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)
“Mandated Benefits, Imperfect Information, and Moral Hazard: An Application to Temporary Disability Insurance” (Conditionally accepted, Southern Economic Journal)

Teaching Experience

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

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

2021: Association for Education Finance and Policy, Southeastern Micro Labor Workshop, Association for Public Policy & Management (scheduled)

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, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, The Economic Journal, International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Journal of Urban Economics