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SaraHelms, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Brock School ofBusiness. She teaches principles of microeconomics, public policy,econometrics, and MBA microeconomics. Dr. Helms is a Research Associate at theLister Hill Center for Health Policy and an adjunct professor in the Universityof Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health.
Dr.Helms’s research interests include applied microeconomics and public policy,particularly in the areas of volunteering, charitable giving, education policyand public health policy. She uses both traditional econometric andexperimental methods. A list of ongoing and completed research can be found onher SSRN page (http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=746439).
Dr.Helms has presented her work at the annual meetings of regional, national andinternational organizations, including the American Economic Association, Associationfor Public Policy Analysis & Management, Association for Research on NonprofitOrganizations and Voluntary Activity, Economic Science Association, SouthernEconomic Association, the American Time Use Research Conference, Associationfor the Research of Society, Economics and Culture, and at the Institute forStudies of Labor (IZA) in Germany, and the American Time Use Researchconference.
Dr.Helms is a member of the honor fraternities Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma,Omicron Delta Epsilon and Omicron Delta Kappa. Visit Sara's website.
- PhD, Economics University of Maryland
MA, Economics University of Maryland
BA, Economics and Mathematics, Summa Cum Laude, St. Mary's College of Maryland
- 2009 University of Alabama at Birmingham Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year
2003 University of Maryland College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award
2001 and 2002 University of Maryland Department of Economics Teaching Award
- American Journal of Sociology
Applied Economic Letters
National Bureau of Economic Research