Rachel Jarrold-Grapes


Welcome! I will be starting as an Economist in the Antitrust Division of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics in August of 2022. I received my Ph.D. in Economics from Syracuse University in May of 2022.


I study topics in the economics of education, including the effects of marijuana laws on student achievement.


You can contact me at rcjarrol@syr.edu and download my CV here.




Working Papers

Marijuana Legalization and Educational Outcomes: Evidence from Oregon


Pensions and Teacher Quality: Evidence from a Return-to-Work Policy in North Carolina (with Patten Priestley Mahler, under review at the Journal of Education Finance and Policy)


Recreational Marijuana Legalization and Educational Outcomes: Evidence from Washington State's Dispensary Lottery

Work in Progress

Investment Subsidies and School Spending: Evidence from Colorado’s BEST Program