Welcome! My name is Stephan Lefebvre. I expect to earn a Ph.D. from American University in August 2020 with fields in stratification economics, applied microeconomics, and economics of education. I am spending the 2019-2020 academic year completing my dissertation as a pre-doctoral fellow in Ithaca College’s Diversity Scholars Program, where I teach one course per semester. Previously, I was an adjunct faculty member at Catholic University of America.
I am on the market this year and available for interviews at the ASSA meetings in San Diego.
- JMP: The Effect of Extended Family Wealth on College Enrollment
- Research Agenda
- Philosophy of Teaching, Course Evaluations, Sample Syllabi
- Diversity Statement
My research is on wealth and racial inequality, using causal inference methods and insights from the interdisciplinary field of Latinx Studies.
Before graduate school, I worked as a Graduate Fellow at Oxfam America and as a research assistant for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR). I am on the Membership & Outreach Committee of the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) and I am a member of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE), the American Society of Hispanic Economists, and the National Economics Association. I received an M.A. in economics from American University in 2018 and a B.A. from Swarthmore College in 2011.