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Kristine West (Associate Professor at St. Catherine University)

Kristine West

Associate Professor at St. Catherine University

Dr. Kristine Lamm West is an associate professor of Economics at St. Catherine University and the director of the Minnesota Center for Diversity in Economics. The Center works to ensure that people from all backgrounds lead and influence economic research and decision-making. Dr. West’s primary fields of interest are labor economics, program evaluation, and the economics of education. Recent research projects investigate topics ranging from K-12 teacher compensation to the impact of all-day Kindergarten on maternal labor supply. Her research has been published in The Journal of Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Economics of Education Review, and Education Finance & Policy. Dr. West received her PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota and her BA from Macalester College.