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Eva S. Shapiro

Ph.D. Economics Candidate
specializing in public and economic policy, applied microeconomics and econometrics, industrial organization, education and health economics.
Tel. 925.286.2846

Department of Economics
University of California
1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95064


I am a fifth year doctoral student studying economics at the University of California at Santa Cruz. I do work in applied microeconomics and econometrics, with research focusing on public economics, industrial organization, and health and education economics. Current projects address issues in vehicle safety regulation, alcohol regulation and safety, non-cognitive development and student achivement, and student language ability tracking. In addition to my research, I am passionate about my students. My teaching experience includes instruction both of both lecture and seminar courses at multiple institutions in microeconomics, business strategy, IO and communication.


Ph.D. Economics, University of California at Santa Cruz (2016, expected)
M.P.A. London School of Economics (2011)
A.B. Economics, Princeton University (2009)


Job Market Paper

  • Safety Information Asymmetry in the Market for New Cars: Test Driving NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program.

Working Papers

  • Tracking Students by English Language Ability: English Language Learning Programs and Student Achievement.
  • Non-Cognitive Development and Student Achievement: Evidence from Youth Programs in California Primary Schools.
  • Labor Market Effects of North African Immigration to France.
  • Comparative Industry Effects of Transatlantic Merger Enforcement.


ECON 197 - Economic Rhetoric

Lecturer, U.C. Santa Cruz
Summer 2015, Summer 2016

ECON 3551 - Managerial Economics and Business Strategy

Guest Lecturer, California State University - East Bay
Spring 2015

ECON 136 - Business Strategy

Graduate Student Instructor, U.C. Santa Cruz
Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016

ECON 100A - Intermediate Economics

Graduate Student Instructor, U.C. Santa Cruz
Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Winter 2016

ECON 113 - Applied Econometrics

Teaching Assistant, Princeton University (2008-2009)


Research Consultant

California Community Colleges Research and Planning Group (2015-present)

Project Consultant

Project Cornerstone (2014-present)

Research Fellow

Breakthrough Institute (2011)


Compass Lexecon (2009)

Program Coordinator

Leadership Program, Princeton University (2006-2009)


University of California Regent's Fellowship (2011, 2012)

Additional Skills and Interests

Programming Languages: Java, Python, R, HTML, SQL, Bash.
Foreign Languages: English (native), French (fluent), Spanish (basic).
Professional Affiliations: American Economic Association, Women Impacting Public Policy.