PhD Candidate in Economics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Christina Patterson is a third year graduate student in economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology with interests in empirical macroeconomics and labor and a research assistant with the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. She is a Ph.D. fellow at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Prior to coming to MIT, she worked in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She 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.