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Jhacova Williams Asst Professor Department of Public Administration and Policy

Contact
Send email to Jhacova Williams
SPA - School of Public Affairs
Degrees
Ph.D. in Economics from Louisiana State University
M.S. in Economics from Louisiana State University
M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Maryland at College Park
B.S. in Mathematics from Xavier University of Louisiana

Bio
Jhacova Williams is an applied microeconomist focusing primarily on economic history and cultural economics. Her previous work has examined Southern culture and the extent to which historical events have impacted the political behavior and economic outcomes of Southern Black Americans. Recent examples include historical lynchings and the political participation of Blacks; and Confederate symbols and Black-White labor market differentials. She has also done a series of projects investigating the role of structural racism in shaping racial economic disparities in labor markets. Prior to joining American University, she worked at Xavier University of Louisiana, Clemson University, the Economic Policy Institute, and RAND Corporation.
For the Media
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Teaching

Fall 2022

  • PUAD-670 Economics for Policy Analysis

  • PUAD-670 Economics for Policy Analysis