Rebecca Lessem

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

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Fields of Interest: Labor, Development, Applied Microeconomics


Working papers

Mexico-U.S. Immigration: Effects of Wages and Border Enforcement, 2013

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

Work in progress

Decomposing the Native-Immigrant Wage Gap in the U.S. (preliminary draft), with Carl Sanders

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