Dr. Cynthia Bansak is currently a Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University. Prior to her current position, she was an Assistant Professor at San Diego State University and an Economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at San Diego and a B.A. in economics from Yale University. She considers herself an applied microeconomist with research interests in labor economics, international immigration, remittances, educational attainment, and business cycle. Her work has been published in various academic journals, including the American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings, Applied Economics Letters, Contemporary Economic Policy, Eastern Economics Journal, Economic Inquiry, Industrial Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, International Advances in Economic Research, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and the Southern Economic Journal. She has also recently co-authored a textbook on the "Economics of Immigration" by Routledge Publishers. At SLU Dr. Bansak offers courses in econometrics, labor economics, immigration, the Fed Challenge, and money and banking.