Michelle Lam is a PhD candidate at the University of Michigan whose fields are international and labor. She is primarily interested in studying how economic activity shapes geography, ranging from spatial organization within cities to patterns across countries. Currently, she is studying the rise of urban gentrification and its interactions with zoning policy in New York City. She also has interests in economic history, studying the Ancient Silk Road and the evolution of trade agreement text post-World War II. Prior to her time at the University of Michigan, Michelle was a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board and received her undergraduate degree in economics and mathematics from Wellesley College in 2014. www.michelleslam.com
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