Dr. Klein has studied how unexpected economic shocks affect marital dissolution. In addition, further research has explored the Korean marriage market and the determinants of international marriage and the age at marriage. More recently, she has analyzed the differences in household expenditures and time use in one earner versus two earner married households.
family economics, marital stability, marriage formation & dissolution
ECON 2010 - Principles of Microeconomics
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
Examines basic concepts of microeconomics or the behavior and the interactions of individuals, firms and government. Topics include determining economic problems, how consumers and businesses make decisions, how markets work, and how they fail and how government actions affect markets.
ECON 2020 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
Provides an overview of the economy, examining the flows of resources and outputs and the factors determining the levels of income and prices. Explores policy problems of inflation, unemployment and economic growth.
ECON 4848 - Applied Econometrics
Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
Introduces students to the practice of applied regression analysis. Summarizes and reviews the regression technique, explores U.S. census data sources, introduces an advanced statistical software package and provides structured exercises in regression analysis of census data. Concludes with independent research projects analyzing social and economic issues using regression analysis and census data.