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Inna Cintina

Research Economist

540 Saunders Hall
2424 Maile Way
Honolulu, HI 96822

Telephone: 808.956.8791
e-mail: icintina@hawaii.edu
Link to curriculum vitae 



Clemson University, Ph.D., Economics, May 2011

University of Latvia, M.A., Mathematical Economics, June 2005

University College Dublin, M.Sc., European Economics and Public Affairs, August 2004

University of Latvia, B.A., Analytical Economics, July 2002


Research Interests

Labor Economics, Health Economics, Economics of Education, Public Policy 

Dr. Inna Cintina joined UHERO in August 2011 as a Research Economist.  Inna is an applied microeconomist interested in labor economics, the economics of education and health, and public policy.  Her recent research on the effect of legal drinking age restrictions and alcohol consumption on teenage fertility was published in the Review of Economics of the Household. Currently, she is working on a number of papers that assess effects of increased access to contraception, including emergency contraception, on fertility. This work builds on her earlier research that was published earlier this year in the Contemporary Economic Policy.  She also got a SEED grant to study the academic performance and labor market outcomes of native Hawaiians.

Inna earned her Ph.D. in economics from Clemson University in 2011.  While pursuing her graduate studies, she taught courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics.  Before starting graduate school, Dr. Cintina worked for government agencies in an emerging market economy where her responsibilities included providing economic analysis of proposed tax law changes, forecasting tax revenues under different tax regimes, and estimation of the demand for tobacco products and the associated tax revenues.



 The Effect of Plan B on Teen Abortions: Evidence from the 2006 FDA Ruling (with Morgen S. Johansen) Contemporary Economic Policy, doi: 10.1111/coep.12083

The Effect of Minimum Drinking Age Laws on Pregnancy, Fertility, and Alcohol Consumption Review of Economics of the Household, doi: 10.1007/s11150-014-9271-8. The pre-publication version of the manuscript is titled "The Effect of Alcohol Consumption Restrictions on the Incidence of First Pregnancy and Its Outcome". 


Working papers

Behind-the-counter, but Over-the-border?  The Assessment of the Geographical Spillover Effect of Increased Access to Emergency Contraception (under review)

The Miracle of Microfinance Revisited: Evidence from Propensity Score Matching (with Inessa Love)

Modeling the Effect of Alcohol Use on Risky Sexual Behaviors: Evidence from a Semiparametric Approach


Work in progress

Does Access to Contraception Affect Timing of Abortion? (with Petru S. Stoianovici)

Does Access to Emergency Contraception affect Unintended Pregnancy Rates? Evaluation of Empirical Strategies Using Sexually Transmitted Diseases Data (with Petru S. Stoianovici)

Factors Affecting College Performance and the Subsequent Labor Market Outcomes of Native Hawaiians