Assistant Professor
Kennedy 424
Ithaca, New York
Policy Analysis and Management


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.


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

Should UI Eligibility Be Expanded to Low-Earning Workers? Evidence on Employment, Transfer Receipt, and Income from Administrative Data, with Christopher O'Leary 

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