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Department of Economics
University of Mississippi

Natalia Kolesnikova

Associate Professor of Economics

Areas: Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics

305 Odom Hall
662-915-1589  |
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Natalia Kolesnikova received her Ph.D. in Economics and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University, and she joined the faculty in 2012. Prior to her current appointment she was a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Her research focuses on labor economics and applied microeconomics.

Ph.D. Economics and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007
M.S. Economics, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004
M.S. Mathematics, Novosibirsk State University, Russia, 1997
B.S. Mathematics, Novosibirsk State University, Russia, 1995


“Local Price Variation and the Income Elasticity of Demand for Lottery Tickets” with Thomas A. Garrett, Public Finance Review, November 2015, 43(6), pp. 717-738.

“Local Labor Markets and the Evolution of Inequality” with Dan A. Black and Lowell J. Taylor, Annual Review of Economics, 2014, 6, pp. 605-628.

“Why Do So Few Women Work in New York (And So Many in Minneapolis)? Labor Supply of Married Women across U.S. Cities” with Dan A. Black and Lowell J. Taylor, Journal of Urban Economics, January 2014, 79, pp. 59-71.

“The Role of Location in Evaluating Racial Wage Disparity” with Dan Black, Seth G. Sanders, and Lowell J. Taylor, IZA Journal of Labor Economics, May 2013, 2:2.

“Are Children ‘Normal’?” with Dan A. Black, Seth G. Sanders, and Lowell J. Taylor, Review of Economics and Statistics, March 2013, 95(1), pp. 21–33.

“Earnings Functions When Wages and Prices Vary by Location” with Dan Black and Lowell Taylor, Journal of Labor Economics, January 2009, 27(1), pp. 21-47.

Working Papers and Papers under Review

“Understanding Locational Differences in the Labor Supply Decisions of White and Minority Women”
“Did A/C Make State Governments Spend More?” with Thomas A. Garrett.

Work in Progress

“Locational Differences in the Changes of Married Women’s Labor Supply Behavior between 1980 and 2000”
“Selection and the Gender Wage Gap”
“Theory of Declining Cities”
“Human Capital and Returns to Migration”