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Riley League,

Riley League

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Student in Economics, 2018-Present
As a fourth-year Economics PhD student, I am performing research in industrial organization and health economics. My dissertation work highlights the role of private administrative companies in shaping public insurance programs and medical practice. I am also interested in the dialysis industry, in which my coauthors and I highlight the consequential role of financial, regulatory, and legal incentives.

In my time at Duke, I have previously served as a teaching assistant for ECON 701 and 704, the core microeconomic theory sequence for first-year Economics PhD students, as well as a multiple courses for the MBA and MSQM programs at the Fuqua School of Business. I also developed and recorded the asynchronous content for a course in the online MSQM program at Fuqua.

Prior to coming to Duke, my research focused on economic development in Brazil. I am currently continuing and extending this research.

Finally, I currently serve on the Economics Graduate Student Council.

Educational Background
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
Valedictorian, Summa Cum Laude, High Honors in Philosophy
Davidson College (Davidson, NC, USA) 2014-2018

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Recent Publications

  1. Fitz, DYLAN; League, R, School, Shocks, and Safety Nets: Can Conditional Cash Transfers Protect Human Capital Investments during Rainfall Shocks?, The Journal of Development Studies, vol. 57 no. 12 (December, 2021), pp. 2002-2026, Informa UK Limited [doi]
  2. Fitz, D; League, R, The impact of early-life shocks on adult welfare in Brazil: Questions of measurement and timing, Economics and Human Biology, vol. 37 (May, 2020), pp. 100843-100843, Elsevier BV [doi]

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