Tanya Byker

I am an associate professor of Economics at Middlebury College.  My research falls in the areas of Labor and Development Economics under the umbrella of Economics and Gender.  As an applied micro economist, I use data analysis to explore the interrelated choices individuals and households make about education, work, and fertility. I am particularly interested in how the policy environment people face shapes or constrains their behavior. The policy contexts I have examined span paid leave, reproductive health, and most recently the environment.

In 1994, I earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Economics and Philosophy from Swarthmore College. In 2014, I earned a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan.