Maggie Brehm

  • Associate Professor of Economics

Areas of Study


  • PhD, Michigan State University, 2016


Maggie Brehm conducts research in the fields of labor economics, public economics, and economics of education. Her current research in child welfare and public policy examines the extent to which federal spending affects foster care placement and adoption from foster care. She teaches courses in principles of economics, poverty and inequality, and econometrics.

Fall 2024

Economics of Education — ECON 222

Spring 2025

Advanced Econometrics — ECON 355


Journal of Human Resources Publishes Article by Maggie Brehm

November 10, 2021

Assistant Professor of Economics Maggie Brehm published the article “Taxes and Adoptions from Foster Care: Evidence from theFederal Adoption Tax Credit” in the fall 2021 issue of Journal of Human Resources. Brehm also presented her joint work with Oberlin College colleagues Paul Brehm and Martin Saavedra, “The Ohio Vaccine Lottery and Starting Vaccination Rates,” at Kent State University on September 24.


Maggie Brehm Presents

April 30, 2018

Assistant Professor of Economics Maggie Brehm presented, “The Federal Adoption Tax Credit and Adoptions from Foster Care” at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America in Denver.