Owen Thompson is a doctoral student in the Department of Economics. Before coming to UMass he completed a master's degree in public policy at the University of Minnesota and undergraduate work at Evergreen State College. Owen's current research focuses on the empirical relationships between early childhood environment and socioeconomic outcomes such as wages, health, and academic performance. He is particularly interested in racial disparities in these outcomes and policy interventions designed to remediate those disparities. Owen will work under the advisement of Dr. Michael Ash on a project titled: “The Determinants of Racial Differences in Parenting Practices”.
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