Katharine A. Anderson

Tepper School of Business

Carnegie Mellon University          

PHONE: 412-427-1904

andersok@andrew.cmu.edu

A PDF version of this CV can be found here

Contact Information

 
 

Education

  1. Ph.D Economics, University of Michigan (2010)

  2. B.A. Math and Economics, Grinnell College (2002)

Fields

  1. Applied Microeconomic Theory

  2. Social and Information Networks

  3. Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Publications

  1. “The Formation of Collaboration Networks Among Individuals with Heterogeneous Skills” forthcoming, Network Science pdf

  2. “Specialists and Generalists: Equilibrium Skill Acquisition Decisions in Problem-solving Populations” Journal of Economic Behavior in Organizations, v84, n1. (2012) pdf

  3. “Best Laid Plans: Gender and Business-School Completion Rates of GMAT Test Takers.” (with Mark Montgomery) Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, v47, n1. (2007) 

  4. “Implications of Changes in Men’s and Women’s Labor Force Participation for Real Compensation Growth and Inflation.” (with Lisa Barrow and Kristin Butcher). The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, v5, n1, article 7. (2005)

  5. “You can’t take it with you: Asset run-down at the end of the life cycle.” (with Eric French and Tina D Lam) 2004 Economic Perspectives, v28, n3, Q3. (2004)

Working Papers

  1. “Writers, Designers, and Software Developers: Skill Networks and Measures of Complex Human Capital”

  2. “Skill Specialization and the Formation of Collaboration Networks” pdf

  3. “Group Formation with a Network Constraint” pdf

      “An Agent-based Model of Matching with Endogenous Preferences” pdf

Works in Progress

  1. “Skill Specialization and Economic Success: Networks and Human Capital in Short Term Labor Markets” (with Rebecca Lassem)

  2. “Specialization and diversity in teams, when teams are self-generated” (with Seth Richards-Shubik)

  3. “What Brings Us Together: Institutions and Community Structure in Early-stage Academic Communities” with Matt Crespi and Eleanor Sayre

  4. “The Structure and Evolution of Knowledge Networks in Economics”

  5. “Worker Heterogeneity and Income Inequality”

  6. “An Agent-based Model of Matching with Endogenous Preferences” pdf

      “The Information Content of Network Measures” with Ross O’Connell

Selected Presentations and Invited Talks

  1. “Writers, Designers, and Software Developers: Skill Networks and Measures of Complex Human Capital” Workshop on Information in Networks (2015)

  2. “Skill Specialization and Economic Success: Networks and Human Capital” Seminar, University of Pensylvania (2015)

  3. “Specialization and Diversity in Teams when Teams are Self-Generated” Science of Team Science (2015)

  4. “Share This: Social Networks and the Spread of Information” seminar, Grinnell College

  5. “Individual Heterogeneity and the Formation of Collaboration Networks” RAIN Seminar, Department of Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University (2012); Economic Networks Seminar, Department of Economics, Stanford University (2012); Johns Hopkins University (2012)

  6. “Skill Heterogeneity and the Formation of Collaboration Networks” NetSci Economics Satellite Session (2012)

  7. “The Information Content of Network Measures” Workshop on Information in Networks (2011)

  8. “Skill Specialization” 4th annual Political Networks Conference (2011)

  9. “Specialization and the Formation of Collaboration Networks” Sumantra Ghoshal Conference on Managerially Relevant Research (2011)

  10. “Skill Specialization and the Formation of Collaboration Networks” SET Change seminar, Games and Decisions seminar, OBT seminar, CMU (2011)

  11. “Collaboration Network Formation and the Demand for Knowledge Workers with Heterogeneous Skills” Carnegie Mellon University (2010), University of Bonn (2010), IMT Lucca (2010), Middlebury College (2010), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2010)

  12. “Beyond Six Degrees: The Art and Science of Social Networks” Grinnell College (2009)

  13. “Skills, Problem Solving, and Collaboration Networks” Santa Fe Institute (2009)

Fellowships and Awards

  1. Berkman Faculty Development Grant (2014)

  2. Faculty Giving Chair, AY 2011-2012

  3. Rackham One-term Dissertation Fellowship (2010)

  4. Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Fellowship, National Science Foundation (2007-2009)

  5. Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation (2004-2007)


Teaching

  1. Social, Economic, and Information Networks, Carnegie Mellon University (F2014, F2015)

  2. Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Carnegie Mellon University (S2011, S2012, S2013, S2014, S2015, S2016)

  3. ICPSR Complex Systems Models in Social Science (2010 and 2011)

  4. Modeling Political Processes (Game Theory), University of Michigan (2009)