Rebecca Lessem

Published papers

"How do U.S. visa policies affect unauthorized immigration?" (with Brian Kovak), Journal of Monetary Economics (Carnegie-Rochester-NYU), 2020, 113:92-108

Immigrant Wage Growth in the United States: The Role of Occupational Upgrading (with Carl Sanders), International Economic Review, 2020, 61(2): 941-972

Immigrant Wages and Recessions: Evidence from Undocumented Mexicans (with Kayuna Nakajima), European Economic Review, 2019, 114: 92-115.

Mexico-U.S. Immigration: Effects of Wages and Border Enforcement, Review of Economic Studies, 2018, 85 (4), 2353-2388

Local Economic Growth from Primary Election Spending (with Carly Urban), Economic Journal, 2016, 126 (597): 2147-2172.

The Political Orientation of Newspaper Endorsements in U.S. Elections, 1940-2002 (with Stephen Ansolabehere and James Snyder), Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 2006, 1 (4): 393-404.


Work in progress

Do house prices affect campaign contributions?", with Sarah Niebler and Carly Urban, revise and resubmit, Economics and Politics

"The effect of family structure on children", with Carl Sanders

"Job search and matching by race and gender", with Robert Miller

"Dynamics of firm location decisions", with Paul Grieco and Yuya Takahashi

Regression Analysis

Course materials posted on Canvas

Contact

Associate Professor of Economics (without tenure)
Tepper School of Business
Carnegie Mellon University
(412)268-6903
rlessem (at) andrew.cmu.edu
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