Nicholas Kahn


  • Nick Kahn is a Ph.D. candidate in economics at American University. His research interests include child welfare policy, labor economics, applied microeconomics, health, and social policy. Nick’s dissertation is an empirical investigation into the existence of potential racial disparities in the U.S. child welfare system. He teaches principles of microeconomics for the economics department, and PUAD-602, PUAD-670, and PUAD-671 for the department of public administration and policy. In his time at AU, Nick has received the James H. Weaver Award for excellence in teaching, the Simon Naidel award for outstanding work in economic theory, and the Richard Brown Dissertation Fellowship. Professor Kahn has presented his research at the annual Southern Economic Association meetings and at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for a conference on strategies to improve behavioral health outcomes for domestically and internationally adopted children and their families.

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