My research interests are at the intersection of health economics and feminist economics. In particular, I study the economic determinants and consequences of intimate partner violence (IPV). I utilize longitudinal data in my dissertation to explore the gendered consequences of IPV victimization over the life cycle on educational attainment, labor market outcomes, and overall economic wellbeing in the US. My research emphasizes that IPV victimization is not only a substantial violation of a person’s right to a life free from violence, but also results in other significant unfreedoms, including reducing the capability to achieve economic empowerment.  Read more about my current and future research agenda in my Research Statement.

Job market paper: "The economic consequences of intimate partner violence during young adulthood: longitudinal evidence from the US"  

Publications

Strenio, J. Review of Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner? by Katrine Marçal (Pegasus Books, 2016). Science Vol 352, Issue 6290: pp. 1166-1171. Published, 07/2016.

Waitzman, N., Bannister, S., Siddiqui, Z., and Strenio, J. Who would be newly eligible for coverage under the Healthy Utah Plan, or full Medicaid expansion? A demographic and labor market profile. July 2014.

Conference Presentations

“Intimate partner violence during young adulthood and educational attainment and labor market outcomes” at the International Health Economics Association 2017 Congress, Boston, MA, July 2017

“Intimate partner violence, educational attainment, and economic wellbeing in the US” at Western Social Science Association/Association for Institutional Thought Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/2017.

"The effects of dating violence during adolescence on educational attainment" at ASSA Annual Meetings, Chicago. Conference Paper, Presented, 01/06/2017.

“The effects of dating violence during adolescence on educational attainment and labor market outcomes” at Western States Graduate Workshop in Economics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2016.

“Macroeconomic stress and physical intimate partner violence around the time of pregnancy: evidence from the Great Recession in the United States” International Association for Feminist Economics Annual Conference, Galway, Ireland . Conference Paper, Presented, 06/2016.

“Economic stress and the risk of physical intimate partner violence around the time of pregnancy” at Western Social Science Association/Association for Institutional Thought Annual Conference, Reno, NV . Conference Paper, Presented, 04/2016.

“Rise of the Midwife: State Regulatory Environment and the Supply of Certified Nurse Midwives” at Western States Graduate Workshop in Economics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City . Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2014.