ALICIA SASSER MODESTINO
School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs Tel: (617) 373-7998
Northeastern University Email: email@example.com
360 Huntington Avenue Twitter: @SasserModestino
Boston MA 02115
Ph.D., economics, Harvard University, 2001
A.M., economics, Harvard University, 2000
B.A., mathematics and economics, Boston University, magna cum laude, 1993
II. CURRENT AND PREVIOUS POSITIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs, Northeastern University, Boston MA
Associate Professor, 2014-present
Associate Director, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, 2015-present
Faculty Associate, Global Resilience Institute, 2018-present
Faculty Associate, Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research, 2014-present
Faculty Associate, NULab Center for Texts, Maps, and Networks, 2014-present
Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.
Non-Resident Scholar, 2016-present
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT, Cambridge MA
Invited Researcher, 2018-present
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, New England Public Policy Center, Boston MA
Visiting Scholar, 2015-2016
Senior Economist, 2007-2014
Mount Holyoke College, Department of Economics, South Hadley, MA
Assistant Professor, 2004-2005
Analysis Group, Boston MA
Academic Affiliate, 2004-2005
Senior Associate, 2002-2004
Mathematica Policy Research, Cambridge MA
Teaching Fellow, 1999-2001
Economics Tutor, 1997-2001
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Research Assistant, 1997-2001
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Research Assistant, 1993-1997
III. FELLOWSHIPS, HONORS, AND AWARDS
Inequality and Social Policy Fellowship, Harvard University, 2000-2001
Doctoral Fellow, Weiner Center for Social Policy, Kennedy School of Government, 1999-2001
National Science Foundation Graduate Studies Fellowship, 1997-2000
Sumner Slichter Harvard University Fellowship for Study in Labor Economics, 1998-1999
Harvard University Graduate Studies Fellowship, 1996-1997
Robert F. Bruce Memorial Prize in Mathematics, Boston University, 1993
College Prize for Excellence in Economics, Boston University, 1993
Harold C. Case Scholarship, Boston University, 1992
A. Peer Reviewed Publications
1. In Preparation for Submission
Modestino, A., M. Burke, Bledi Taska, *Rachel Sederberg, and *Sadighi, S. “No Longer Qualified?
Changes in the Supply and Demand for Skills within Occupations.” First Draft: March 2017. Target
Journal: Journal of Labor Economics (SJR=7.076). Target date of submission: June 2018.
Modestino, A. and *Sadighi, S. “Measuring Labor Demand Using Online Job Posting Data.” First
Draft: February 2017. Target journal: IZA Journal of Labor Economics (SJR=0.428). Target date of
submission: June 2018.
Modestino, A., Shoag, D., and Moss, P. “Upskilling During the Great Recession: Why Do Employers
Demand Greater Skill When Workers Are Plentiful?” First draft: August 2017. Target journal:
Industrial Labor Relations Review (SJR=1.505). Target date of submission: June 2018.
Modestino, A., *McHugh, W., Chan, A., Irvine, C., Jones, N., Mihevc, J., Morris, T. “Findings of the
2017 CAE Member Institution Cybersecurity Survey.” First Draft: October 2017. Target journal:
Industrial Relations (SJR=0.879). Target date of submission: June 2018.
Modestino, A. “The Impact of Managed Care on the Gender Earnings Gap Among Physicians.” First
Draft: September 2016. Target journal: Health Economics (SJR=2.74). Target date of submission:
Modestino, A., Ladge. J., Sugiyama, K. “Using Resume Data to Assess the Impact of Graduating
during a Recession on Career Pathways.” First Draft: August 2018. Target journal: Journal of
Human Resources (SJR=4.628). Target date of submission: December 2018.
Modestino, A. and Dennett, J. “The Impact of Health Care Reform on Employers: Lesson Learned
from Massachusetts.” First Draft: September 2016. Target journal: Health Affairs (SJR=4.46). Target
date of submission: July 2018.
Modestino, A. and *Sadighi, S. “Changes in the Labor Market Prospects of Non-College Bound
Youth: Comparing the Cohorts of NLSY 1979 versus 1997.” First Draft: December 2016. Target
journal: Children and Youth Services Review (SJR=0.655). Target date of submission: August 2018.
2. Currently Under Review
Modestino, A. *Sederberg, R, and *Tuller, L. “Assessing the Effectiveness of Financial Coaching:
Evidence from the Boston Youth Credit Building Initiative.” Revise and Resubmit August 2018:
Journal of Consumer Affairs (SJR=).
Modestino, A. 2018. “How Do Summer Youth Employment Programs Improve Criminal Justice
Outcomes, and for Whom?” Submitted July 2017, Revise and Resubmit December 2017,
Resubmitted September 2018: Journal of Public Policy Analysis and Management SJR=2.148).
Modestino, A. and *Sederberg, R. 2018. “How Do Summer Youth Employment Programs Improve
Academic Outcomes and for Whom?” Submitted April 2018 to: IZA Journal of Labor Policy
Modestino, A., K., Ladge. J., Sugiyama, K. 2018. “Taming the beast within: Experimenting with
multiple possible selves in early career construction.” Submitted March 2018, Revise and Resubmit
July 2018: Journal of Vocational Behavior (SJR=1.597).
Sugiyama, K., Ladge. J., Modestino A. 2017. “Careers in Construction: Developing Career Identity
out of Redefining Moments.” Submitted February 2018: Academy of Management Review
Modestino, A., Shoag, D., and Ballance, J. 2017. “Upskilling: Do Employers Demand Greater Skill
When Workers Are Plentiful?” Submitted February 2016, Revise and Resubmit December 2016,
Resubmitted December 2017, Second Revise and Resubmit July 2018, Resubmitted September 2018:
Review of Economics and Statistics (impact factor=6.306).
Modestino, A. and *Paulsen, R. 2018. “Reducing Inequality Summer by Summer: Lessons from the
Boston Summer Youth Employment Program Survey.” Evaluation Program and Planning.
Modestino, A. and Shoag, D. 2018. “When the Economy Is Good, Employers Demand Fewer
Credentials.” Harvard Business Review, August.
Modestino, A., Shoag, D., and Ballance, J. 2016. “Downskilling: Changes in Employer Skill
Requirements Over the Business Cycle.” Labour Economics, vol. 41, pages 333-347.
Modestino, A. 2016. “The Importance of Middle-Skill Jobs.” Issues in Science and Technology.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Fall, pp. 41-6.
Modestino, A. and Dennett, J. 2013. “Are Americans Locked into Their Houses? The Impact of
Housing Market Conditions on State-to-State Migration” with Julia Dennett. Regional Science and
Urban Economics, vol. 43, issue 2, pages 322-337.
Modestino, A. 2011. "Mismatch in the Labor Market: The Supply and Demand for Middle-Skill
Workers in New England." The New England Journal of Higher Education.
Modestino, A. 2010. “Voting with Their Feet? Local economic conditions and state migration
patterns,” Regional Science and Urban Economics, vol. 40, issue 2-3, pp. 122-135.
Modestino, A. 2009. “The Future of the Skilled Labor Force.” The New England Journal of Higher
Education, vol. XXIII, No. 3, pp.15-18.
Cutler, D., Long, G. Berndt, E. Sasser, A., Royer, J., Fournier, A. Cremieux, P. 2007. “The Value of
Antihypertensive Drugs: A Perspective On Medical Innovation,” Health Affairs, vol. 26, no. 1: 97-
Meadows E, Rousculp M, Sasser A, Birnbaum H, Moyneur E, Mallet D, Johnston J. 2007. “Actual
versus predicted first-year utilization patterns of teriparatide in patients with employer-sponsored
health insurance.” Curr Med Res Opin 2007 Dec;23(12):3215-22.
Sasser, A. 2005. “Gender Differences in Physician Pay: Tradeoffs Between Career and Family.”
Journal of Human Resources, vol. 40, no. 2.
Sasser, A., Taylor, M., Birnbaum, H., Schoenfeld, M., Oster, E., Rousculp.M. 2005. “Assessing the
Economic Impact of Chronic Conditions in Post-Menopausal Women,” Expert Opinion on
Pharmacotherapy, vol. 6, no. 11: 1803-1814.
Sasser, A., Rousculp, M., Birnbaum, H., Oster, E., Lufkin, E., Mallet, D. 2005. “Economic Burden of
Osteoporosis, Breast Cancer, and Cardiovascular Disease Among Postmenopausal Women in an
Employed Population,” Women’s Health Issues, vol. 15, no. 3: 97-108.
Sasser, A., Rousculp, M., Birnbaum, H., Moyneur, E., Wu, E., Marcus, R. 2005. “POS1 Using a
Budget Impact Model to Predict First-Year Use of a New Osteoporosis Therapy,” Value in Health,
vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 408.
Sasser, A, Rousculp, M., Birnbaum, H., Oster, E., Lufkin, E., Mallet, D. 2003. “Health Care Costs of
Osteoporosis, Breast Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease in Postmenopausal Women,” Menopause –
The Journal of the North American Menopause Society, vol. 10, no. 6, pp 601.
Sasser, A., Rousculp, M., Birnbaum, H., Oster E., Lufkin, E., Mallet, D. 2003. “Economic Burden of
Osteoporosis among Women,” Jo