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Kelsey Hample

Furman University Department of Economics, 309-255-1162

Riley Hall, 109G        Greenville, SC 29613


North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, NC

  • Ph.D., Economics (May 2017)
  • M.A., Economics (December 2013)

     Dissertation: Experimental Techniques Applied to Development Economics

  • Committee: Robert Hammond (chair), Mitch Renkow, Zachary Brown, Erin O. Sills

Western Illinois University (WIU), Macomb, IL (2010-2011)

  • Mathematics major course work

Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU), Bloomington, IL (2006-2010)

  • B.A., Economics; Graduated with Honors, summa cum laude
    • Honors Thesis: Intergenerational Transmission of Parental Human Capital Among Immigrant Families
  • Minor: Psychology

Teaching Experience

Economics Department, Furman University (F2017-present)

  • Behavioral Economics, ECN 244 (F2018)
  • Growth & Development Economics, ECN 243 (F2017)
  • Statistics for Economics & Business, ECN 255 (regularly)
  • Introduction to Economics, ECN 111 (regularly)

Economics Department, NCSU (F2012-Sp2017)

  • Independent Instructor: Development Economics, EC 495 (F2016-Sp2017)
    • Conceptualized and developed the course as a special topics offering
  • Independent Instructor: Data Analysis for Economists, EC 351 (F2015-Sp2017)
  • Independent Instructor: Intermediate Microeconomics, EC 301 (Sp2016)
  • Independent Instructor: Environmental Economics, ARE 336 (F2014-F2015)
  • Independent Instructor: Principles of Macroeconomics, EC 202 (F2013-Sp2014)
  • Lab Instructor: Fundamentals of Economics, EC 205 (F2012-Sp2013)

Professional Development

  • Certificate of Accomplishment in Teaching (CoAT) (December 2013)
    • Through seminars, critical reflection, and application, participants learn fundamental components of pedagogy, enriching their personal growth and professional development in teaching and learning. My work in the program culminated in a teaching portfolio that was assessed and approved.
  • Fundamentals in Teaching Workshops (FIT) (F2012-F2012)
    • Workshop series designed to provide training and support for graduate students interested in learning the concepts of teaching, engaging students, and creating learning environments. I completed 6 workshops.
  • Economics Graduate Teaching Assistant Training Program (August 2011)

Awards & Honors

  • Recipient: Thank a Teacher (Sp2015)
    • Anonymous and optional program to thank teachers who have “gone above and beyond.”
    • “Thank you so much for being a fantastic instructor. I have thoroughly enjoyed the class. It is rare to see a teacher so well organized and able to teach, let alone one with a great sense of humor. I know you will go on to do incredible things beyond receiving your doctorate degree. Thank you for making one of the roughest semesters I’ve had at NCSU better. It means a lot to me.”
  • Teaching Assistantship: Economics Graduate Program (F2011-Sp2016)

Invited Lectures

  • Grad School: How to Get in and Get Through (Illinois Wesleyan University: Nov, 2016)
  • Writing in Economics, ECG 580, Guest Lecturer (F2014)
  • Writing in Economics, EC 480, Guest Lecturer (F2014)

Private Tutor (Sp2013-Sp2016)

  • AP Microeconomics (F2016)
  • AP Macroeconomics (Sp2015)
  • Microeconomics (EC 201) (Sp2013)



  • Experimental, Microeconomic Development, Behavioral, Environmental, Labor

Job Market Paper


  • Experimental Techniques Applied to Development Economics
    • Committee: Robert Hammond (chair), Mitch Renkow, Zachary Brown, Erin O. Sills

Working Papers

Works in Progress

  • Effects of Improved Cookstove Use on Fuelwood Demand
  • The Impact of Human Capital, Family Characteristics and Country of Origin on the Poverty Status of Immigrant Women (with Michael Seeborg)

Awards & Honors

  • Recipient: John W. Pope Foundation grant ($7,000) (December 2014)
    • Applied for and received this grant as sole principal investigator
  • Graduate Student Workshop in Experimental Economics, IFREE (January 2014)
    • Applied for and was selected to participate in the week long workshop.
    • The International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) was founded by Vernon Smith, who led some discussions in the workshop.

Publications in Refereed Journals

Invited Presentations

  • Formal Insurance in Social Networks: Laboratory Evidence from the US and Kenya
    • North Carolina State University Microeconomics Workshop Series (Oct, 2016)
    • Illinois Wesleyan University (Nov, 2016)

Convention Papers

  • REACCTING to a Rebound? An Econometric Analysis of Fuelwood Demand Responses to a Randomized Controlled Experiment with Improved Cookstoves in Northern Ghana.
    • Presented at United States Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE): Macalaster University, 2010
  • Intergenerational Transmission of Parental Human Capital Among Immigrant Families.
    • Presented at Carroll Round Proceedings: Georgetown University, 2010.
    • Presented at John Wesley Powell Conference: Illinois Wesleyan Unversity, 2010
  • Same Sex Conversations Among Young Women and Men; Topics and Objectives (with Judith Dallinger)
    • Presented at Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender: Nortre Dame, 2004.

Additional Professional Experience

Economics Department, NCSU (F2011-present)

  • Research Assistant: Dr. Laura Taylor (F2015)
    • Wrote press releases of department work and awards
  • Grader: Public Finance, EC 410 (Sp2015)
  • Grader: Writing in Economics, ECG 580 (F2014)
  • Grader: Introduction to Economic Research, EC 480 (F2014)
  • Research Assistant: Dr. Robert Hammond   (summer 2014)
    • Assisted in simulation coding, literature review, editing
  • TA: Principles of Microeconomics, EC 201 (F2011-Sp2012)

Lab Research (Sp2014-F2015)

  • Experimental Economics Lab, NCSU (Sp2014-F2015)
    • Collected dissertation experimental data, ran 5 sessions of 30 participants
  • Guest Researcher, Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, Nairobi, Kenya (July 2015)
    • Worked with employees to set up and translate dissertation experiment
    • Helped to run 7 sessions of 12 participants each

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), NCSU (F2015-F2016)

  • Graduate Training Assistant, Mr. Jose Cisneros, CALS Global Programs Liaison
    • Acted as liaison for professional agricultural trainees from Kenya and South Africa, China, and Moldova
    • Led tours throughout North Carolina and facilitated meetings with agricultural professionals and experts.

Economics Department, Illinois Wesleyan University (2006-2010)

  • Lab Assistant, Tutor (2009-2010)
  • Research Assistant, Chair and Associate Professor Dr. Leekley (2009-2010)
    • Edited the textbook Applied Statistics for Business and Economics, Dr. Leekley

Technical Skills

  • Proficiency in: Stata, Ztree, SPSS, LaTeX
  • Working Knowledge in: SAS, R, Matlab, oTree
  • Intermediate Spanish


  • Park Place Economist – Technical Editor and Referee (2009-2010)
  • Undergraduate Economics Review – Associate Editor (2009-2010)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Economic Association
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon