Melissa Spencer

Fields of Interest

Health Economics, Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics


PhD expected May 2021
MA in Economics, University of Virginia (2016)
BA in Economics and Women's Leadership, Clemson University (2015)

Working Papers

“Safer Sex? The Effect of AIDS Risk on Birth Rates” (Job Market Paper)
“Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Domestic Violence in US Cities,” with Amalia Miller (UVA) and Carmit Segal (University of Zurich)
“The Effect of Tasers on Fatal Police Encounters”
“The Effect of Abortion Restrictions on Maternal Inputs,” with Rebecca Brough (Notre Dame)