Faculty in Wellesley's Economics Department are actively engaged in research activities along with their commitment to quality teaching. 

The links in this section will direct you to their ongoing and recently completed research projects. Students are also encouraged to participate in the research process. Links to examples of their work are presented here as well.

Selected publications by faculty members are available for download in the Wellesley College Digital Scholarship and Archive system.

Gruber, Jonathan and Robin McKnight. 2016. "Controlling Health Care Costs through Limited Network Insurance Plans: Evidence from Massachusetts State Employees." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 8(2): 219-50.

Labor Market Performance in Belize,” Technical Note, No. IDB-TN-608, Inter-American Development Bank (April 2014) David Lindauer

"Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages: Evidence from the U.S." Courtney Coile, Kevin S. Milligan, David A. Wise NBER Working Paper No. 21940, Issued in January 2016, NBER Program(s):   AG

Water Quality Awareness and Breastfeeding: Evidence of Health Behavior Change in Bangladesh
(Kartini Shastry, Pinar Keskin and Helen Willis) Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming.

 "Now you see it, now you don't: the vanishing beauty premium," with Tatyana Deryugina, the Journal of Economic  Behavior and Organization, August 2015, 116: 331-345. [Supplementary materials] Olga Shurchkov