Rebecca Lessem

Working papers

Mexico-U.S. Immigration: Effects of Wages and Border Enforcement, 2013, Revise and resubmit, Review of Economic Studies

Local Economic Growth from Primary Election Spending, with Carly Urban, 2013, Forthcoming, Economic Journal

Immigrant Wage Assimilation in the United States: The Role of Occupational Upgrading, with Carl Sanders, submitted

Work in progress

Immigrant Wages and Recessions: Evidence from Undocumented Mexicans, with Kayuna Nakajima

Published papers

The Political Orientation of Newspaper Endorsements in U.S. Elections, 1940-2002, (with Stephen Ansolabehere and James Snyder), Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 2006


Course materials posted on Blackboard

Fall 2014

  • Senior Project (73497)

Spring 2015

  • Regression Analysis (70208)
  • Advanced Economic Analysis II - Advanced Econometrics (47902)


Assistant Professor of Economics
Tepper School of Business
Carnegie Mellon University
rlessem (at)