In April 2019, Emily Cook presented “College Choice and Intended Major in the U.S.” at the International Industrial Organization Conference in Boston, MA. This paper studies how differentiation among universities in the number and type of undergraduate majors offered affects college choice.
In May 2019, Emily presented “Missed Exams and Lost Opportunities: Who Could Gain from Expanded College Admission Testing?” at the Society of Labor Economists conference in Arlington, VA. This paper is co-authored with Sarah Turner, University Professor of Economics and Education, Souder Family Professor, at the University of Virginia. The paper considers the potential outcomes of counterfactual college admission testing policies in Virginia.
Both conferences provided valuable presentation experience and feedback, and a chance to interact with researchers in many different areas of Labor Economics and Industrial Organization.