CSWEP Board: Kasey Buckles

Kasey Buckles is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame. She is also a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a research fellow at the IZA Institute for Labor Economics. She is currently serving as a co-editor for the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Buckles earned her B.A. from the University of Kentucky in 2000, and her Ph.D. from Boston University in 2005.

Prof. Buckles’ research interests include the economics of the family, economic demography, child health and well-being, and economic history. Her recent work has focused on the relationship between the business cycle and fertility, and on understanding the decline in fertility over the last decade. Her scholarship has appeared in leading journals such as the Economic Journal, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Human Resources, the Journal of Health Economics, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and Demography. She has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Russell Sage Foundation.

In the classroom, Buckles teaches classes in econometrics, policy evaluation, labor economics, and the economics of the family. She is a recipient of multiple teaching awards, including the University of Notre Dame’s award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.