Kristine West

Assistant Professor

651-690-6830

klwest@stkate.edu

Kristine Lamm West completed her PhD in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota in 2012. Her primary fields of interest are labor economics, program evaluation, and the economics of education. Recent research projects investigate topics ranging from unions and performance pay to the impact of vision services on student achievement. Her research has been published in The Journal of Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Economics of Education Review, and Education Finance & Policy.

  • Labor economics
  • Program evaluation
  • The economics of education

Ph.D., Applied Economics
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minnesota, 2012

Bachelor of Arts, Economics
Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, Summa Cum Laude, 2001

St. Catherine University. (2015). Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award

University of Minnesota. (2012). Applied Economics Outstanding Dissertation Award

Kabambi, A. & West, K. (2015). Vision Intervention for Low Income Students.

West, K., Sojourner, A. & Mykerezi, E. (2014). Teacher Pay Reform and Productivity: Panel Data Evidence from Adoptions of Q-Comp in Minnesota.

Assistant Professor, St Catherine University, 2012–Present

Visiting Instructor, Macalester College, 2010–2012

Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Minnesota, 2007–2012

Teacher, Washburn High School, 2001–2007

West, K. & Mykerezi, E. (2011). "Effects of Teachers' Unions on Qualification Specific and Incentive Based Teacher Compensation." Economics of Education Review. (30, 1, 99-108)

West, K. (2014). "New Measures of Market Work and Implications for Wage Comparisons." Education Finance and Policy. (9, 3, 231-263)

Sojourner, A., Mykerezi, E. & West, K. (2014). "Teacher Pay Reform and Productivity: Panel Data Evidence from Adoptions of Q-Comp in Minnesota." Journal of Human Resources. (49, 4, 945-981)

West, K. (2015). "Teachers' Unions, Compensation and Tenure." Industrial Relations. (54, 2, 294-320)

West, K. & Ritter, J. (2015). "Fields of Study and Earnings Inequality Among Highly Educated Workers." Midwest Economics Association

West, K. (2015). "Are Teachers Overpaid or Overworked? Time Diary Measures of Market Hours." Using Time Diary Data in Education Research, American University

Ritter, J. & West, K. (2015). "Field of Study and Earnings Inequality." Association for Education Finance and Policy conference

Kabambi, A. & West, K. (2015). "Further Assessing the Impact of Vision Services for Low-Income Students." Association for Education Finance and Policy conference

Glewwe, P. & West, K. (2014). "The Impact of Providing Eyeglasses on Academic Outcomes of Disadvantaged Students: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Florida Elementary Schools." Association for Education Finance and Policy

McMahon, C. & West, K. (2014). "Hiring Effective Teachers." Association for Education Finance and Policy

Mykerezi, E., Sojourner, A. & West, K. (2014). "Teacher Pay Reform and Productivity: Panel Data Evidence from Adoptions of Q-Comp in Minnesota." Minnesota House Subcommittee on Education