Oksana Leukhina is a macro/growth economist. Within these broad areas, she is interested in topics that overlap with labor and financial economics.
She has contributed to the study of the long-run process of economic development, structural transformation, demographic change and family labor supply. Most recently, Leukhina is interested in questions pertaining to human capital accumulation at college level, working to quantify the amount of uncertainty and returns to college that various students face.
Her research methodology reflects a growing trend in macroeconomics which recognizes that modeling household heterogeneity, by extracting relevant information from household-level data, aids in our understanding of aggregate outcomes.
Leukhina earned her B.S. in Economics, Mathematics and Political Science from the College of Charleston in 2000 and her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota in 2005.