at Williams College
On leave Academic Year 2012-2013, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Office: Schapiro Hall Rm. 204
Office Phone: 413-597-4709 (NOT AVAILABLE 2012-2013)
Department of Economics
24 Hopkins Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267
Harvard University, PhD, Economics, 2003
Wesleyan University, BA, Economics, 1996
Watson, Tara, 2010. “Inside the Refrigerator: Immigration Enforcement and Chilling in Immigrant Medicaid Participation.” National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 16278. Under review.
Watson, Tara, and Sara McLanahan, 2011. “Marriage Meets the Joneses: Relative Income, Identity, and Marital Status.” Journal of Human Resources 46: 568-586. (Earlier draft: National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 14773, March 2009.)
Beeson, Patricia, Lara Shore-Sheppard, and Tara Watson, 2010. “Local Fiscal Policies and Urban Wage Structures.” Public Finance Review 38: 540-584.
Watson, Tara, 2009. “Inequality and the Measurement of Residential Segregation by Income.” Review of Income and Wealth 55: 820-844. (Earlier draft: National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 14908, April 2009.)
Fertig, Angela, and Tara Watson, 2009. “Minimum Drinking Ages and Infant Health Outcomes.” Journal of Health Economics 28: 737-747. (Earlier draft: National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 14118, June 2008.)
Watson, Tara, 2006. “Public Health Investments and the Infant Mortality Gap: Evidence from Federal Sanitation Interventions on U.S. Indian Reservations.” Journal of Public Economics 90: 1537-1560.
Watson, Tara, 2006. “Inequality, Metropolitan Growth, and Residential Segregation by Income,” in Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs. Gary Burtless and Janet Rothenberg Pack, eds.
Morrison, Steven. A., Clifford Winston, and Tara Watson, 1999. “Fundamental Flaws of Social Regulation: The Case of Airplane Noise.” Journal of Law and Economics 42: 723-43.
Watson, Tara, “Marriage Meets the Joneses,” Vox EU, May 5, 2009, (http://www.voxeu.org/index.php?q=node/3533).
Watson, Tara, “Book Review: The Geography of American Poverty: Is There a Need for Place-Based Policies? by Mark D. Partridge and Dan S. Rickman,” Journal of Regional Science, 2007, 47(5), pp.1002-1004.
Watson, Tara, “New Housing, Income Inequality, and Distressed Metropolitan Areas,” Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program Policy Brief Series, 2007.
Watson, Tara, “Immigration Enforcement and the Internal Location Decisions of Migrants,” in progress.
Watson, Tara, Lucie Schmidt, and Lara Shore-Sheppard, “The Effect of Safety Net Programs on Food Insecurity,” in progress.
Watson, Tara, and Dean Yang, “Barriers to Medicaid Participation Among Immigrants: Experimental Evidence,” in progress.
Gordon, Nora, and Tara Watson, “School Choice and ‘Excess’ School Segregation: Does School Choice Policy Explain Which Districts Have Schools More Segregated than their Neighborhoods?,” in progress.
Williams College, Assistant Professor, July 2004 to June 2011. Department of Economics.
Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, University of Michigan, August 2007-July 2009.
Princeton University, Postdoctoral Research Associate, September 2003 to July 2004. Office of Population Research and Center for Research on Child Wellbeing.
National Bureau of Economic Research, Research Assistant, June to August 1999. Research Assistant to Claudia Goldin and Lawrence Katz.
Brookings Institution, Research Assistant, August 1996 to July 1998. Research Assistant to Clifford Winston.
Harvard University, Teaching Fellow, September 2000 to May 2001. Teaching Fellow for Social Analysis 10 taught by Martin Feldstein.
National Institutes of Health, R21 Exploratory/Development Grant, “Barriers to Medicaid Participation Among Immigrants: A Randomized Experiment,” Award Number 1R21HD071361-01A1, Grant Period September 2012 September 2014.
University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, Research Program on Childhood Hunger Small Grant, “The Effect of Safety Net Programs on Food Insecurity.” Grant Period June 2011 to September 2011.
West Coast Poverty Center Small Grant Competition“Inside the Refrigerator: Welfare Reform, Immigration Enforcement, and Chilling Effects in Immigrant Medicaid Participation.” Grant Period September 2009 to August 2010.
University of Michigan National Poverty Center Small Grant Competition, “Barriers to Medicaid Participation Among Immigrants.” Grant Period March 2009 to March 2010.
Williams College Department of Economics Henry George Fund, “Excess School Segregation: Are Schools More Segregated than Neighborhoods, and Why?” Grant Period August 2009.
Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, August 2007 to July 2009.
Harvard Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy Doctoral Fellow, September 1999 to June 2003.
Social Science Research Council Program in Applied Economics Fellow, September 2001 to August 2002.
Lincoln Land Institute Dissertation Fellow, August 2001.
National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellow, September 1998 to August 2001.
Wesleyan University, Phi Beta Kappa Society and University Honors, May 1996.
Econ 019 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (Winter Study 2005, Winter Study 2006, expected Winter Study 2011)
Econ 110 Introductory Microeconomics (Fall 2005, Spring 2006)
Econ 205 Public Finance (Fall 2004)
Econ 255 Econometrics (Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, expected Spring 2012)
Econ 456 Poverty and Place (Fall 2006, this course included the supervision of 18 original empirical research projects.)
Econ 468 Your Money or Your Life: Health Disparities in the United States (Fall 2009, this course included the supervision of 9 original empirical research projects, Fall 2011.)
Econ 510 Econometrics (CDE Masters Level, Fall 2005, Fall 2006, Fall 2009, Fall 2011)
Econ 511 Econometrics Combined Section (CDE Masters Level, Fall 2004)