Pauline Leung
Assistant Professor
Policy Analysis and Management

MVR 2225



Pauline Leung is an assistant professor the Department of Policy Analysis and Management.  Her research focuses on social and labor market policy for economically vulnerable populations. Pauline received her Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University.


Are Sufficient Statistics Necessary? Nonparametric Measurement of Deadweight Loss from Unemployment Insurance, with David Lee, Christopher O'Leary , Zhuan Pei, and Simon Quach, Journal of Labor Economics, Accepted. Working paper version: NBER Working Paper #25574

Unemployment Insurance and Means-Tested Program Interactions: Evidence from Administrative Data, with Christopher O'Leary, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2020, 12(2): 159-192. Pre-publication version.

Employment Effects of the ACA Medicaid Expansions, with Alex Mas, Industrial Relations 2018, 57(2): 206-234. Working paper version: NBER Working Paper #22540

The Effect of Unemployment Benefits on the Duration of Unemployment Insurance Receipt: New Evidence from a Regression Kink Design in Missouri, 2003-2013, with David Card, Andrew Johnston, Alex Mas, and Zhuan Pei,  American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings 2015, 105(5): 126-130.  Working paper version: NBER Working Paper #20869

Working Papers

State Responses to Federal Matching Grants: The Case of Medicaid

Further Education During Unemployment, with Zhuan Pei

PAM 3080 / PAM 5080 / ECON 3250:  Economics of the U.S. Social Safety Net

PAM 2040: Economics of the Public Sector

PADM 5220: Public Finance / Economics of the Public Sector

Ph.D. in Economics, Princeton University, May 2016
B.A. in Applied Mathematics, University of California - Berkeley, May 2009
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