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Katie Yewell (3) - CopyThank you for visiting my website!  I have a Ph.D. in Economics from Vanderbilt University. My fields of specialization are health economics, industrial organization, and applied microeconomics. My current research is focused on analyzing the effects of public policies affecting children’s outcomes and household decision-making.  My other recent research interest is analyzing consolidation and location decisions in the hospital industry, and the effects of such decisions on the quality of health care.

In addition to research, I am also passionate about teaching.  For the 2020-2021 academic year, I am a visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Washington & Lee University, teaching Principles of Economics and Health Economics.  In 2019-2020 I was a visiting instructor of economics at the University of Memphis and taught introduction to microeconomics, introduction to macroeconomics, and intermediate microeconomics.  I also served as a teaching assistant for many courses at Vanderbilt and was the primary instructor for Intermediate Microeconomics in the Summer of 2015 and for Labor Economics in the Fall of 2018.  I completed the Certificate in College Teaching program through the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching in 2015, and also received the Rendigs Fels Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Economics Department that year.

I am originally from Lexington, Kentucky.  Prior to beginning my graduate studies, I completed a bachelors degree in Economics and Mathematics with a minor in Art History from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.

In my “free time”, I enjoy throwing pottery, watching movies, playing soccer, travel, wine, UK basketball, and corny jokes.  I also love modern art and impressionist paintings.

Thank you again for visiting my site!

For more information, check out my Curriculum Vitae.

Contact: kyewell[at]wlu.edu

[updated August 2020]