Devine received her B.A. inEconomics and English from Boston College and her Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University.Her primary fields are labor economics, public finance, and econometrics. For the past 11 years, Devine has worked for the City of New York, first as Assistant Deputy to the Public Advocate andthen as Senior Economist at the Independent Budget Office. In addition to monitoring the locallabor market, she covered a range of issues, including analysis of proposed financing plans formajor infrastructure in Hudson Yards, congestion pricing, migration of tax filers, and affordable housing. From 1996 to 2000, she was a Principal Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office, where shefocused primarily on the potential impact on women of proposed Social Security reforms. Devine startedher career as a member of the Economics Department faculty at Penn State. She has held fellowships at the University of Chicago, Census Bureau, and American Bar Foundation.
Lecturer in Public Policy