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Leslie Muller

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Email
mullerle@gvsu.edu

Title
Associate Professor

Office
3132 L. William Seidman Center

Phone
616-331-7473

Department
Economics

Biography

Dr. Muller earned her Ph.D. in Economics from Michigan State University in 2000. She has worked as a senior pension economist for the Social Security Administration in Washington D.C. and taught economics at Calvin and Hope College. Her teaching interests include Health Economics & Public Economics.

Education

  • PH.D., Economics, Public Economics, Econometrics and Industrial Organization, Michigan State University. (2000).
  • BA, Economics, Calvin College. (1992).

Teaching Areas

  • Health Economics
  • Public Policy & Taxation

Publications

  • "Racial Differentials in the Long-term Wealth Effects of the Financial Crisis of 2007-2009 and the Great Recession", with Ryan Compton and Dan Giedeman. 2018. Journal of Economics, Race & Policy.
  • “Cross-Continuum Tool Is Associated with Reduced Utilization and Cost for Frequent High-Need Users", with Lauran Hardin and Kevin Callison. 2017. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 18(2): 189-200.
  • "Employer Reactions to the Affordable Care Act", with Paul Isely and Adelin Levin. 2015. Benefits Quarterly, 31(1):51-63.
  • "The Persistence of Employee 401(k) Contributions Over a Major Stock Market Cycle: Evidence on the Limited Power of Inertia on Savings Behavior.", with John A. Turner. 2013. Benefits Quarterly, 29(3): 51-65.

Service

  • Health Check, Author & Presenter (2015-present)
  • Economics Department Mentorship Program Coordinator (2018-present)
  • Undergraduate Research Council (2018-present)
  • Journal Referee: Journal of Pensions & Finance, Journal of Economics, Race & Policy, Eastern Economic Journal
  • Grand Rapids Economics Club, High School Essay Judge (2013-2016)

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