Christina Patterson 

PhD Candidate

Christina Patterson is a research assistant with IDE. She is a third year graduate student in economics at MIT with interests in empirical Macroeconomics and Labor.

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. 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.

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