Curriculum Vitae

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  • PhD Economics - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

    • Dissertation Title: Two Essays on African-American Banks and One on Newfoundland
      Committee Members: Carolyn Moehling, Eugene White, Michael Bordo

  • M.A. Economics, Hunter College, City University of New York

    • Thesis: What We Eat, a Mixture Model Approach
      Advisors: Partha Deb, Purvi Sevak

  • A.B. Political Science, University of Chicago

    • Thesis: Late, Live, and Local: an Analysis of Local News


Clarke, Geoff rey and Purvi Sevak (2013). The Disappearing Gay Wage Penalty. Economics Letters, 121 (3), 542-545

Working Papers

  1. Banking on African American Business Owners, 1910-40

  2. Examining Virginia’s Pre-WWII African-American Banks

  3. Over-Investment and Over-Agreement in the Shadow of Conflict (with Barry Sopher)

  4. Newfoundland's Two Transitions

Work in Progress

  1. [Nothing right now, but coming soon!]

Fellowships and Awards

  • HistoryMakers Academic Fellow, 2019

    • One of three fellows from a nationwide competition to use the HistoryMakers database to research post-WWII African-American economic history

  • PreDoctoral Leadership Development Academy Fellow, 2018

    • Select program training students for effective service in academia

  • Peter Asch Memorial Scholarship, 2018

    • Awarded to a superior-performing student working on their dissertation in applied microeconomics

  • Dorothy Rinaldi Graduate Student Award, 2017

    • Awarded to the senior graduate student demonstrating outstanding research and service to other graduate students

  • Sidney I. Simon Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award, 2016

    • Awarded by a faculty panel to the best PhD student teacher of economic courses

  • Graduate Student Fellowship, 2013-2014


  • Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis

    • Taught 8 sections. Developed an Active Learning curriculum to encourage group learning

  • American Economic History

    • Taught 4 sections

  • Personal Finance and Decision Making

    • Online class. Taught 4 sections of over 120 students each. Developed new course videos

  • Econometrics

    • Taught 2 sections at Hunter College