Associate Professor of Economics
Office: Kohlberg 208
Phone: (610) 328-7821
Fax: (610) 328-7352
Fields: Microeconomics, Game Theory, Labor Markets, Education
Curriculum vitae [pdf]
Professor Bayer is the creator of Div.E.Q., an online resource promoting best teaching practices in economics, particularly practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse learning styles. Div.E.Q. helps economists reexamine and recalibrate their teaching and research with new insights on race, class, gender, culture, discrimination, and inequality.
Professor Bayer's recent research also includes econometric analyses of mentoring programs for high-risk youth, development of alternative measures of the poverty rate, and a game theoretic examination of the relationship between unionization and CEO salaries. In addition, she serves as a certified reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education, reviewing randomized controlled trial and quasi-experimental design studies of the effectiveness of educational interventions.
In the past, Professor Bayer has used her expertise in game theory to consider the effects of strategic behavior in a variety of settings, from litigation and labor negotiations to neighborhood development and economic inequality. She has partnered with various nonprofit groups to research topics of mutual interest and has led major projects for the College's Peace and Conflict Studies and Athletics programs.