(Mckinnish, Terra G - 2015) -- Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award uri icon



  • Professor McKinnish teaches courses in labor economics, public economics and economic demography. She has a strong interest in poverty and gender-related issues. Recent research topics include welfare migration, female labor force participation and divorce, location decisions of dual-career couples and the causes and consequences of neighborhood gentrification. She is also a faculty associate of the CU Population Center in the Institute for Behavioral Science. Her work has been funded by both the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. In 2010 she was appointed to the board of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP), and she currently serves as the associate chair and director of mentoring. She joined the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), an independent economic research institute based in Bonn, Germany, as a research fellow in March 2016.
    McKinnish earned a joint PhD from the Heinz School of Public Policy and the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University. She is author or co-author of peer-reviewed articles and papers on a variety of topics, most recently “Same-Occupation Spouses: Preferences and Search Costs” and “Seasonality in Birth Defects, Agricultural Production and Urban Location.”

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  • 2015