Chanit'a Holmes is an applied microeconomist in that area of rural and regional development. She is interested in policy evaluation and factors that can improve individuals’ well-being and promote equity. Her research program broadly focuses on disparities in the labor market (e.g., employment and wages), education, and health by gender, race, or disadvantaged individuals. She is also interested in tools and mechanisms that can strengthen educational attainment within the region and internationally.
- Applied Microeconomics
- Economics of Disparities
Ph.D. Economics, State University of New York, Binghamton, 2019
M.A. Economics, State University of New York, Binghamton, 2013
M.Sc. Economics, University of the West Indies, Jamaica, 2011
B.Sc. Economics & Statistics, University of the West Indies, Jamaica, 2009
- AAEC 1005 - Economics of the Food and Fiber System (Principles of Microeconomics)
- AAEC 3004 - Agricultural Production and Consumption (Intermediate Microeconomics)
- AAEC 6004 - Seminar in Professional Development
Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech, 2022-Present
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech, 2019-2022
Instructor, Department of Economics, Shelton State Community College, 2018-2019
Award for Best paper in M.Sc. Economics Development I, University of the West Indies, 2009
Best Research Paper in Applied Econometrics, University of the West Indies, 2009
Tracey, M. R., Holmes, C. C. (2020). Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and their Employment Decisions. Applied Economics Letters, 1-5.
Holmes, C. C., Tracey, M. R., Belasen, A. R. (2020). The value of early physical maturity to young adult labor market outcomes. Economics Human Biology, 37, 100852.
McCloud, N., Delgado, M., and Holmes, C. (2018). Does a stronger system of Law and Order constrain the effects of Foreign Direct Investment on Government Size? European Journal of Political Economy. 55, 258-283
Holmes C; Bradburn I; Seth A; Burkholder M; Mukora V; Prisbe C; Boateng K, 08/13/2021, Tracking Indicators of the Economic and Social Mobility of the Black Community in Hampton Roads, University of Virginia Biocomplexity Institute https://dspgtools.shinyapps.io/dspg21hampton_roads/
Holmes C; Bradburn I; Cheng Y; Rebstock J; Burcham A, 08/13/2021, Service Provision for Vulnerable Transition Aged Youth in Loudoun County, Virginia, University of Virginia Biocomplexity Institute