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Serena Canaan

Department of Economics
University of California, Santa Barbara

I am a PhD candidate in the economics department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. My research fields are labor economics and applied microeconomics. Specifically, I am interested in economics of education and health economics.

My current research examines the impact of parental leave on intra-household decision-making and children’s later life outcomes. My previous work focused on estimating the labor market gains from accessing higher quality postsecondary education for the academically marginal student.

Broom Graduate Associate: 
September, 2014 - January, 2017

Assistant Professor at the American University of Beirut.

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