I am an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Washington and I received my Ph.D. in economics in 2008 from the University of California, Berkeley. I study the impacts of health policy on household decision-making and behavior. My economics training is in Development and Labor Economics, during which I learned to use non-experimental methods to evaluate policy impacts with survey and administrative data. Some of my most recent projects include evaluating the health and nutrition impacts of Seattle's Fresh Bucks fruit and vegetable subsidy program and of universal free school meals in the U.S.
My teaching focuses on microeconomic theory and its applications.
Summer 2015 A-term
- Celebrating 2022-2023 Undergraduate Student Success - July 31, 2023
- Research Spotlight: Associate Teaching Professor Melissa Knox - July 8, 2022
- The 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics - October 22, 2021
- Senior Lecturer Melissa Knox is a part of a team of researchers, analyzing the initial results of the 2018 Seattle Sweetened Beverage Tax - June 16, 2020
- Lecturer Melissa Knox receives Pilot Grant - September 27, 2017
- Department Partners with Portland State Faculty to Bring Labor Conference to Savery Hall - September 22, 2016