Valerie Bostwick

Valerie Bostwick
Department of Economics
University of California, Santa Barbara

Valerie Bostwick is a Ph.D. student in Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Her research interests are in the fields of labor economics and econometrics with a focus on the economics of education.

Valerie's current work uses regional variation in access to high quality colleges to identify major field choice as a signaling device in the labor market for college graduates. She also has a paper forthcoming in The Stata Journal titled "Obtaining Critical Values for Test of Markov Regime Switching," which provides Stata code for a test for Markov regime switching and an application in identifying poverty regimes across countries.

Broom Graduate Associate

Valerie is working as a postdoctoral researcher at Ohio State University.


Steigerwald, Doug and Valerie Bostwick. 
"Obtaining Critical Values for Test of Markov Regime Switching"
Stata Journal, 2014, vol. 14, issue 3, pages 481-498.