Alice Louise Kassens

Research Fellow

Alice Louise Kassens is the John S. Shannon Professor of Economics at Roanoke College, a research fellow with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ Institute for Economic Equity, a senior analyst with the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research, and a member of the Governor’s Joint Advisory Board of Economists. She is published in several journals, including Social Science and Medicine, and edited volumes. Her recent work is focused on the disparate mental health deterioration during the COVID pandemic and the contribution of public health initiatives. The Century Foundation published a recent piece. Her book, Intemperate Spirits: Economic Adaptation During Prohibition, was published in August 2019.

At Roanoke College in Virginia, Kassens teaches numerous courses, including labor economics, health economics, econometrics and data visualization. She is active with student organizations, including advising the Women in Economics Club.

Kassens earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics and history from the College of William and Mary and a Ph.D. in economics from North Carolina State University. Her areas of specialty are labor and health economics.

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