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Katie M Jajtner


Degree/Affiliation Information


Ph.D. in Economics, Fordham University
Expected 05/2018

Masters in Economics, Fordham University
Completed 05/2012

Masters in International Political Economy and Development, Fordham University
Completed 02/2012

Bachelors in International Economics and Cultural Affairs, Valparaiso University
Completed 05/2007

Dissertation Advisors/References

Sophie Mitra (Fordham University)

Subha Mani (Fordham University)

Janis Barry (Fordham University)

Present Institutional Affiliation(s)

Fordham University, Graduate Student (New York)

Demographic Information (Optional)

Gender: Female

Citizenship: U.S.

State: WI - Wisconsin

Fields of Interest

  • JEL Codes
  • Research/Teaching Fields
J62Job, Occupational, and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
D31Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions
I14Health and Inequality

Research: Inequality, Intergenerational Mobility, Labor Economics, and Health Economics
Teaching experience: Basic/Intermediate Macroeconomics

Job Market Materials

Statement of Purpose/Status

Statement of Purpose

I am an applied microeconomist interested in labor and health. My dissertation considers the intersection of inequality and disability with respect to intergenerational mobility, income inequality, and the minimum wage. Additionally, I'm collaborating on National Institute on Aging grant-funded research in successful aging and premature mortality. While completing my PhD, I taught introductory and intermediate courses, and received a department award for excellence in teaching. Previously, I was a Fulbright Public Policy Fellow to the Dominican Republic and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mauritania, which ignited my passion for research on inequality. I am looking for a position where I can make contributions in empirical evidence for policy.

Job Market Status


Employment Types Considered

US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
International: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Full-Time Nonacademic
US: Other Academic (Temporary, Adjunct, Visiting, Part-Time)
International: Other Academic (Temporary, Adjunct, Visiting, Part-Time)
Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)