Jessamyn Schaller

Assistant Professor of Economics

Jessamyn Schaller

McClelland Hall 401PP
1130 E. Helen St.
P.O. Box 210108
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108

Areas of Expertise

  • Labor economics
  • Public economics
  • Health economics


Ph. D. in Economics, University of California, Davis, 2012

Jessamyn Schaller joined the Eller College of Management in 2012 after earning her PhD in Economics from the University of California-Davis. Her areas of expertise include labor economics, public economics and health economics with an emphasis on the associations between aggregate and individual labor market shocks, health and child outcomes. Her current work focuses on the economic and environmental determinants of fertility, infant health and child immunizations, estimation of dynamic treatment effects in applied microeconomic settings and the intergenerational effects of later-life health and labor market shocks. In addition to her appointment at the University of Arizona, Schaller is a faculty research fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research Program on Children.


  • ECON 435 Public Sector Economics
  • ECON 481 Economics of Wage Determination
  • ECON 588 Labor Economics (Masters)
  • ECON 696I Labor Economics (Ph.D.)

Recent Research Papers

  • Page, M., J. Schaller, and D. Simon, “The Effects of Aggregate and Gender-Specific Labor Demand Shocks on Child Health,” Forthcoming, Journal of Human Resources.
  • J. Lindo, J. Schaller, and B. Hansen (2018) “Caution! Men Not at Work: Gender-Specific Labor Market Conditions and Child Maltreatment.” Journal of Public Economics. 163: 77-98.
  • Schaller, J. and M. Zerpa (2017) “Short-run Effects of Parental Job Loss on Children’s Health.” Forthcoming, American Journal of Health Economics.
  • Schaller, J. (2016) “Booms, Busts, and Fertility: Testing the Becker Model Using Gender-Specific Labor Demand,” Journal of Human Resources, 51(1): 1-29.
  • Schaller, J. and A.H. Stevens (2015) “Short-run Effects of Job Loss on Health Conditions, Health Insurance, and Health Care Utilization.” Journal of Health Economics, 43:190-203.