Irina Shaorshadze

Irina climbing red wall in Indian Creek, Utah

Welcome to my website. I am a PhD Candidate in Economics at University of Wisconsin, Madison. My research interests are Public Finance, Labor, Development and Applied Econometrics.

My dissertation investigates economic and social determinants of income inequality and intergenerational mobility. In my job market paper I look at the effect of credit constraints on college choice. I develop a lifecycle model, where I take into account the existing government student loan program and tuition and college quality variation across states, and quantify the effect of the credit constraints on the college quality choice margin. My second chapter looks at the effect of timing of investment in children on the intergenerational mobility and economic growth.  My third chapter studies peer effects of immigrant children in US classrooms.

I am a graduate fellow at Institute for Research on Poverty. During the summer 2016 I was CSWEP Fellow at Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Productivity and Technology. Previously I worked at the World Bank and Safra National Bank of New York. In my research I leverage both the public policy making experience, as well as the commercial banking experience to study determinants and consequences of investment in Human Capital.

Credit Constraints, College Quality, and Tuition Policy (Job Market Paper)

I am on the 2016-2017 job market. I will be available at ASSA (Jan 6-8) for interviews.

 

References    
     
Prof. Steven Durlauf Prof. Ananth Seshadri Prof. Chris Taber
University of Wisconsin-Madison      University of Wisconsin-Madison      University of Wisconsin-Madison     
1180 Observatory Dr 1180 Observatory Dr 1180 Observatory Dr
Madison, WI 53706, USA Madison, WI 53706, USA Madison, WI 53706, USA
Phone: 1 608-263-3859 Phone: 1 608-262-6196 Phone: 1 608-263-7791
sdurlauf@ssc.wisc.edu aseshadr@ssc.wisc.edu ctaber@ssc.wisc.edu
     
Contact    
     
Irina Shaorshadze    
University of Wisconsin-Madison      
1180 Observatory Dr    
Madison, WI 53706, USA    
shaorshadze@wisc.edu    
     
     
     
 
 
 
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