Tanya Byker

Associate Professor of Economics

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 ON ZOOM: Mondays 9:30-11:00 AM and 4:15-5:305 PM, Thursdays 2:30 - 3:30 PM, or by appointment
 75 Shannon 101-D
 FIELDS: Regression, Economics of Gender, Labor and Development Economics


Tanya Byker joined the Economics faculty as an assistant professor in the fall of 2014. She teaches courses in regression, and the economics of gender. 

Professor Byker graduated from Swarthmore College and received her PhD from the University of Michigan.  Her research falls under the categories of labor and development economics and focuses on the interrelated choices individuals make about education, work and parenthood.  She has studied how birth-related career interruptions in the US vary by mother’s education, and the ways that parental leave laws impact those labor-supply decisions. In a developing country context, she has studied how access to family planning impacts fertility and longer-term outcomes such as schooling and employment in Peru and South Africa.


Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies

Chellis House Women's Resource Center
56 Hillcrest Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753