Kasey Buckles is the Brian and Jeannelle Brady Associate Professor of Economics. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky in 2000 and her Ph.D. from Boston University in 2005. Her research is in the field of applied microeconomics, with specific interests in health, economic demography, and the family. Buckles has received funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, and her work has appeared in the Journal of Human Resources, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and the American Economic Review. She is on the faculties of the Gender Studies Program and the Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor, and is a faculty affiliate of the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities.
Buckles teaches labor economics at the graduate level, and at the undergraduate level has taught courses in econometrics and on the economics of the family. The latter is a writing-intensive course in which students collect their own data to use in independent research projects. She has also advised many undergraduate theses and in 2015 she was featured on a Kaneb Center panel entitled "Mentoring the Senior Thesis." Buckles was awarded the Reverend Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2016.
Department of Economics
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