PhD Candidate in Economics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Christina Patterson is currently a Post-doctoral Scholar at the Northwestern University. She got her PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2019 with a focus in macroeconomics and labor. In July 2020, she will be beginning as an assistant professor at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. Prior to MIT, she worked in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and was a 2018 Dissertation Scholar at Equitable Growth. She also holds a B.A. from Columbia University, where she majored in economics and mathematics. Her research explores how individuals search for jobs during recessions, how workers select occupations, and how these individual decisions affect the aggregate labor market’s response to economic downturns.