Anna Weber

PhD Candidate

Fields: Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Anna Weber is a sixth-year Ph.D. Candidate specializing in Labor Economics and Applied Microeconomics. One strand of her research considers the economic consequences of mass incarceration in the US, especially regarding the geographic dispersion of correctional institutions. Her job market paper uses a two-sample instrumental variables approach to estimate the impact of offenders’ distance from home during incarceration on later criminal recidivism, while her other research assesses the local economic impact of prisons on hosting rural counties. She also studies topics related to the economics of gender and the household, with research exploring the history of assortative mating in the US, the relationship between performance pay and the gender wage gap, and the impact of the gender composition of US city councils on the decision-making process.

Advisor: Kevin Lang