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Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197


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Svetlana Beilfuss

A photo of Svetlana Beilfuss.
A photo of Svetlana Beilfuss.



  • Master's degree - applied economics, health economics certificate (EMU, 2014)
  • Bachelor's degree - major: Russian and East European studies, minor: economics (University of Michigan, 2007)

Current position

  • Doctoral candidate in economics - Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (expected graduation 2020)
  • Teaching assistant - Purdue University Department of Economics

Extracurricular at EMU

  • Presented papers at the Midwest and Southern economics conferences
  • Graduate assistant / tutor for Economic Department (2012–2014)

Scholarships, honors, research

  • "New Evidence on Factors Affecting the Level and Growth of US Healthcare Spending" - co-wrote, forthcoming in Applied Economics Letters
  • "Pathways and Hidden Benefits of Healthcare Spending Growth in the US" - co-wrote, under review at Atlantic Economics Journal
  • Hanna Award (2014)
  • Highest Graduate GPA (2014)
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon Honorary Society (2013)

EMU economics experience

"My experience as a graduate student and a lecturer at Eastern Michigan University led me to develop a passion for teaching and economic research. As a student at Eastern, I was exposed to advanced fields of study in economics and had the opportunity to work closely with faculty who were actively involved in research and publication. My econometrics classes made extensive use of statistical software such as SAS, Stata and EViews, which, in combination with econometric techniques, gave students the tools necessary to conduct empirical research. Additionally, as a lecturer at Eastern's Department of Economics, I had the opportunity to interact with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds with a wide range of life experiences."

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