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.   


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.

Working Papers

“Economics Incarcerated: Making Economics Education Relevant on the Inside” under review at International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education

"Time Heals All Wounds? A Capabilities Approach Framework for Intimate Partner Violence" under review at Feminist Economics

Works in Progress

"Economic Considerations in Intimate Partner Violence" invited chapter in Geffner, Vieth, Vaughan-Eden, Rosenbaum, Hamberger, & White (Eds.) Handbook of Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (Springer) [Submitted]

"Intimate Partner Violence" invited chapter in Berik & Kongar (Eds.) Handbook of Feminist Economics (Routledge)

"Prevalence and Educational Outcomes of Teen Dating Violence" (with Norman Waitzman and Kris Campbell)

"It's Not Just the Prices, Stupid: Interstate Differences in Real Inpatient Hospital Costs from HCUP Data" (with Norman Waitzman and Stephen Bannister)

"Macroeconomic stress and physical intimate partner violence around the time of pregnancy: evidence from the Great Recession in the United States"