Emily Beam

University of Vermont

Emily Beam is associate professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Vermont and a research fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA). She previously worked as a visiting assistant professor at the National University of Singapore. She received a PhD in economics and public policy from the University of Michigan in 2013. Her research interests center on education and employment policy, with a particular focus on strengthening learning and facilitating school-to-work transitions among low-income youth. She also studies other aspects of individual decision-making that have long-term impacts on poverty and earnings trajectories, such as fertility, marriage, and healthcare decisions.