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Curriculum vitae [pdf]
Professor Bayer is the creator and editor of Diversifying Economic Quality, a widely read online resource supported by the American Economic Association, which promotes inclusive, innovative, and evidence-based teaching practices in economics. The project helps economists to engage students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles and to recalibrate their teaching and research with new insights on race, class, gender, culture, discrimination, and inequality.
Professor Bayer's recent research includes econometric analyses of mentoring programs for at-risk youth, development of alternative measures of the poverty rate, and a game theoretic examination of the relationship between unionization and CEO salaries. A certified reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education, she evaluates randomized controlled trial and quasi-experimental design studies of the effectiveness of educational interventions.
Using her expertise in game theory, Professor Bayer has researched the effects of strategic behavior in settings such as litigation, labor negotiations, managerial decision making, and neighborhood development. She has partnered with a variety of nonprofit organizations to investigate topics of mutual interest and has led major projects for the College's Peace and Conflict Studies and Athletics programs.
ECON 001. Introduction to Economics
ECON 012. Game Theory and Strategic Behavior
ECON 073. Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Economics
ECON 101. Advanced Microeconomics