Welcome!  I am a Professor in the Economics Department at Williams College.  I am an empirical microeconomist working in the fields of labor and health economics and the economics of the family. 

Specific research areas include social safety net programs in the United States, with a particular focus on programs for individuals with disabilities; retirement security; and the economics of marriage and fertility decisions. 

At Williams, I am also affiliated with the Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  From July 2018 through June 2020, I will be the Faculty Director of the Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford University.  


Email: lschmidt at williams dot edu