October 2014
Kristine M. Brown
RAND Corporation
1776 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138
Phone: (310) 393-0411 x7311
Email: [email protected]
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
RAND Corporation
Economist, August 2014-Present
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Assistant Professor of Economics & Labor and Employment Relations, August 2008 – August 2014
Lecturer of Economics & Labor and Employment Relations, August 2007 – August 2008
Center for Business and Public Policy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Faculty Associate, August 2008-August 2014
Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Visiting Scholar, March 2013
AREAS OF RESEARCH
Labor Economics, Public Economics, Retirement and Aging, Education
EDUCATION
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Department of Economics, December 2007
Dissertation: “The Effects of Employer-Sponsored Retirement Programs on Savings and Retirement
Behavior,” (Emmanuel Saez, Chair)
B.S.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Physics, summa cum laude, May 2001
B.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Economics, summa cum laude, May 2001
PUBLICATIONS
Brown, Kristine M. 2013. “The Link between Pensions and Retirement Timing: Lessons from California Teachers.”
Journal of Public Economics, 98: 1-14.
Brown, Kristine M. and Ron A. Laschever. 2012. “When They’re Sixty-Four: Peer Effects and the Timing of
Retirement.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 4(3): 90-115.
Brown, Kristine M. and Ron A. Laschever. 2010. “Peer Effects and the Timing of Retirement: Evidence from Los
Angeles School Teachers.” Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Meetings, Labor and Employment Relations
Association, (2010): 280-293.
WORKING PAPERS
Brown, Kristine M. 2014. “The Tradeoff between Health and Wealth in Retirement Decisions.” Center for
Retirement Research at Boston College Working Paper 2014-7.
Brown, Kristine M. 2013. “Out with the Old: The Effect of Teacher Retirements on Student Outcomes.”
Brown, Kristine M. 2007. “The Effect of Wait Time on 401(k) Distribution Decisions.”
GRANTS AND AWARDS
Social Security Administration Retirement Research Consortium (CRR at Boston College), 2012-13
Project: The Tradeoff between Health and Wealth in Retirement Decisions
Social Security Administration Retirement Research Consortium (#10-M-98363-1-01, NBER), 2008-09
Project: The Effect of Peers on the Decision to Retire and on Response to Program Reform (with Ron
Laschever)
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Dissertation Fellowship in Retirement Research, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, 2006
Labor and Employment Research Fund Dissertation Fellowship, University of California Office of the President,
2005
Dean’s Normative Time Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 2005
Department of Economics Fellowship for Continuing Students, University of California, Berkeley, 2004
George Break Prize for Coursework in Public Finance, University of California, Berkeley, 2004
Phi Beta Kappa, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2000
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Instructor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Graduate Labor Economics (ECON 540/541, PhD): Fall 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
Quantitative Methods (LER 593, masters): Fall 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013
Economics of Labor Markets (ECON 440, undergraduate): Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2010, 2011
Economics Independent Study (ECON 399, undergraduate): Fall 2010, 2011, Spring 2012
Teaching Assistant, University of California, Berkeley
Public Economics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Introductory Economics, 2002-04
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Invited Seminars and Conference Presentations:
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, 2014
Purdue University, Consumer Science, 2014
RAND Corporation, 2007, 2014
U.S. Census Bureau, 2014
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014
American Economic Association Annual Meeting, 2010 (Atlanta), 2013 (San Diego)
Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, 2013
Western Economic Association International Annual Meeting, 2012 (San Francisco), 2013 (Seattle)
Netspar International Pension Workshop in Turin, IT, 2011
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, joint Economics-LER-IGPA, 2011
Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, BC, 2010
Society of Labor Economists, 15th Annual Meeting, (3rd World Conference with EALE) in London, UK, 2010
Labor and Employment Relations Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, 2010
Kansas State University, 2009
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 2009
University of Illinois at Chicago, 2009
Rethinking Teacher Retirement Benefits Conference, hosted by the National Center for Performance Initiatives,
Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, 2009
Illinois Wesleyan University, 2008
Florida State University, 2007
Michigan State University, 2007
Public Policy Institute of California, 2007
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007
University of Missouri-Columbia, 2007
Urban Institute, 2007
University of California, Berkeley, 2006
Graduate Student Advising (degree year, first placement)
Adam Stevenson, committee member (2009, Lecturer at University of Michigan)
Leila Farivar, committee member (2010, Lecturer at The Ohio State University)
Qing Wang, committee member (2014, Assistant Professor at HSBC Business School, Peking University)
Dongwoo Kim, committee member
John Schneider, committee chair
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University Service
LER Faculty Search Committee (Labor Economics), UIUC, 2012-14
Department of Economics Faculty Search Committee (Applied Fields), UIUC, 2011-14
Labor Economics/LER Seminar Committee, UIUC, 2007-10, 2012-14
LER Academic Affairs Committee, UIUC, 2010-11
Department of Economics PhD Admissions Committee, UIUC, 2009-11
LER PhD Advisory and Admissions Committee, UIUC, 2008-10
Academic Journal Referee (*denotes multiple papers)
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics*, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Economics
Bulletin, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Pension
Economics and Finance, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Journal of Public Economics*
Professional Associations: American Economic Association, CSWEP, Society of Labor Economists