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Sarah Estelle, PhD
Assistant Professor of Economics

PhD, MA, Economics
University of Virginia
BA, Economics
Hillsdale College

Area of Expertise:
•Economics of Education
•Labor Economics
•Public Economics
•Applied Microeconomics

Research Interests:
•Causes and consequences of maternal college enrollment, especially involving academic impacts on children
•Parental influence on adolescent risky behaviors and health
•Nontraditional students and postsecondary opportunities

Selected Publications:
•The Economics of Title IX Compliance in Collegiate Athletics with Susan L. Averett
•The Relative Contract Position of School Teachers: An Analysis of Public Union vs. Non-Union Schools with John Ruggiero
•The Academic Impact on Children of Maternal Post-Secondary Enrollment
•Three-State DEA Models for Incorporating Exogenous Inputs with Andrew Johnson and John Ruggiero


Academic/professional activities:
Session organizer, chair, presenter and discussant: Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings
Referee: Economics of Education Review, Southern Economic Journal, Eastern Economic Journal, Virginia Social Science Journal, The Journal of Economics
Member: American Economic Association, Association of Christian Economists, Southern Economic Association, Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession
Conference Participant: NSF Workshops on Classroom Experiements

Awards/honors:
•Creative Advance Planning - Mellon Study Leave
•American Educational Research Association Dissertation Grant
•Fellow, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Program in Education Science, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
•Bankard Predoctoral Fellowship
•Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia Department of Economics


Professor Estelle joined the faculty at Hope College fall 2012. She previously taught at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee after receiving her PhD from the University of Virginia. A labor economist by training, Professor Estelle now extends the fundamental theories of microeconomics and the "economic way of thinking" generally to questions of human behavior on what some might consider the more imperialist frontier of economic research. Her research on educational and health behaviors, in particular, is especially timely, conducive to interdisciplinary examination, and benefits from the insights of those from many perspectives.

A native Michigander, Professor Estelle enthusiastically returns to her home state with her husband, Aaron. They, and their miniature schnauzer puppy, Edelweiss, look forward to enjoying all the natural beauty, local foods, and friendly people West Michigan has to offer.

estelle@hope.edu
(616) 395-7571

Fall 2014 Office Hours:
Choose a time at http://prof_estelle.youcanbook.me/.