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Helen C. Connolly

Boston College

140 Commonwealth Avenue

Department of Economics

Carney Hall 131

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

02467

 

Phone : 617-552-8707, mailbox 1

Fax : 617-552-2308
E-mail: connollh@bc.edu

 

Outline of Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

Ph.D. Comprehensive Exams Passed

Scholarships, Awards, and Distinctions

Research Grants

Papers

Professional Experience

References

 

Education

  • Ph.D., Labor Economics and Applied Econometrics, Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA), successfully defended December 2001.
  • M.A., Economics, Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA), December 1998.
  • M.P.A., Education Policy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University (New York, NY), May 1994.
  • B.A., Economics and Psychology, Brandeis University (Waltham, MA), May 1988.

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Ph.D. Comprehensive Exams Passed

  • Labor, October 1999.
  • Applied Econometrics, August 1999.
  • Macroeconomic Theory (with distinction), June 1998.
  • Microeconomic Theory, May 1998.

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Scholarships, Awards, and Distinctions

  • Dissertation Fellowship (full scholarship), Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Boston College, 2001.
  • Dissertation Fellowship (full scholarship), Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Boston College, 2000.
  • Dissertation Proposal Award, Department of Economics, Boston College, 2000.
  • Graduate Fellowship (full scholarship), Department of Economics, Boston College, 1997-2000.
  • Teaching Assistantship (full scholarship), Intermediate Microeconomics and Policy Analysis, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, 1993-1994.
  • Policy Research Assistantship (full scholarship), School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, 1992-1993.

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Research Grants

  • Grant for research on wage growth of long-term welfare recipients (with Peter Gottschalk), Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC), Ottawa, Canada, 1999-2001.

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Papers

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Professional Experience

    Academic

  • Post-Doctoral Scholar, Katherine Newman, Wiener Center for Social Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), 2002.
  • Research Assistant, Peter Gottschalk, Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA), 1997-2000.
  • Research Assistant, Thomas Downes, Tufts University (Medford, MA), 1997.
  • Teaching Assistant, Harold Watts, Intermediate Microeconomics and Policy Analysis (graduate), Columbia University (New York, NY), 1993-1994.
  • Non-academic

  • Economist, Office of Private Ferry Operations, New York City Department of Transportation (New York, NY), June 1995-November 1995.
  • Economist (promoted from Intern), Office of Financial Management and Analysis, New York City Department of Transportation (New York, NY), December 1992-June 1995).
  • Computer Consultant, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University (New York, NY), September 1992-May 1994.
  • PC/Network Support Specialist, Jellinek, Schwartz and Connolly, Inc. (Washington, D.C.), October 1991-July 1992.
  • Analyst (Promoted from Research Assistant and Intern), General Environmental Practice, Jellinek, Schwartz and Connolly, Inc. (Washington, DC), June 1988-October 1991.

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Computer Skills

    Statistics

  • Stata, SPSS, SAS; also used Mathematica, RATS, GAUSS, MATLAB.
  • Other Programming

  • Pascal, C, Basic, dBase III+, HTML.
  • Word Processing

  • Word, WordPerfect.
  • Spreadsheets

  • Excel, Lotus 1-2-3, QuattroPro.
  • Databases

  • dBase, FoxPro, Paradox
  • Graphics/Presentations

  • PowerPoint, Harvard Graphics, DrawPerfect
  • Editors

  • vi, edt, pico.
  • Other

  • Microsoft Windows, DOS, WordPerfect Office, Novell Netware, UNIX, VAX.
  • Data Sets Used

  • Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)
  • Canadian Self-Sufficiency Project (SSP)
  • Decennial Census of Population and Housing
  • Current Population Survey (CPS)
  • National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY)
  • Common Core of Data (CCD)
  • Massachusetts Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)
  • Various Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data sets

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References

Research

  • Peter Gottschalk, Professor
  • Boston College

    140 Commonwealth Avenue

    Department of Economics

    Carney Hall 334

    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

    Phone: (617) 552-4517

    Fax: (617) 552-2308

    E-mail: peter.gottschalk@bc.edu

  • Donald Cox, Professor
  • Boston College

    140 Commonwealth Avenue

    Department of Economics

    Carney Hall 128

    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

    Phone: (617) 552-3677

    Fax: (617) 552-2308

    E-mail: donald.cox@bc.edu

  • Richard Tresch, Associate Professor
  • Boston College

    140 Commonwealth Avenue

    Departments of Economics

    Carney Hall 148

    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

    Phone: (617) 552-3671

    Fax: (617) 552-2308

    E-mail: richard.tresch@bc.edu

    Non-academic

  • Deborah Levy, New York City Department of Transportation (New York, NY).
  • Marcus Peacock, U.S. Office of Management and Budget (Washington, DC).
  • Ellen Tohn, ERT Associates (Wayland, MA).

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