This is the website for Kirstin Munro
Economist, Portland OR.
I am an applied economist and statistican with over eight years of experience managing and
analyzing large datasets. I am passionate about communicating technical information in a
compelling way to help others make informed decisions, and I build statistical models with
interpretability and a take-home message in mind from the start.
While my work is grounded in a disciplinary perspective thanks to my graduate training in
economics, my research is broadly informed by insights from relevant social science.
Some of my past research includes topics related to immigrant wages, immigrant language
choice, infant mortality, property taxes, the cost of regulatory compliance, demand for postal
products, the impact of intensive hog farming operations on surrounding areas, energy efficiency,
consumer behavior in regulated industries, and hedonic models of property values near power
Primary: Regulated Industries, Economics of Migration, Maternal/Infant Health.
Secondary: History of Economic Thought, Feminist Economics, History of Women in the Profession.
I live in Portland with my Cardigan Welsh corgi, Wilson.
In my free time, I am learning to herd sheep with my dog, trying to eat my vegetables, and seeking
opportunities to volunteer for organizations that provide services to women and children in crisis.
I love flexidiscs and fanzines and the international pop underground.
Here is my cat enjoying some Economics: Photo. (RIP Minou.)
Here is my soggy dog Wilson enjoying Lake Michigan: Photo
And here is Wilson enjoying the Oregon coast: Photo
My great-grandfather was an economist. Link.
Here is a picture of me and my pet chicken, Lulu: Photo.