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Episode 39

The Trident Room Podcast hosts Marigee Bacolod, Maj Rob Wells, Alex W. Ryan and students of NPS

Episode 39 – Various Guests – Manpower Economics 
Senior Producer of The Trident Room Podcast, Mike Wish. sits down and has a conversation with Marigee Bacolod. Maj Rob Wells, Alex W. Ryan and students of NPS. This episode was recorded on May 13, 2021.  

MARIGEE BACOLOD contributes to two key areas in labor economics: skills and its rewards in the labor market, and economics of education, including applications to the U.S. military. For instance, Marigee studies skill returns in local labor markets, the gender wage gap, teacher quality, distance education, and military manpower quality. Progress in these areas helps our understanding and promotion of multiple skill development and talent management. At NPS, Marigee teaches courses and supervises theses in the M.S. in Management and MBA programs. Prior to joining NPS in 2014, she was Assistant Professor of Economics at University of California, Irvine, and was Adjunct Faculty at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Marigee earned my Ph.D. in Economics from UCLA, from where she also received my M.A. and B.A. in Economics. 

MAJ ROB WELLS is an Artillery Officer currently serving at Camp Lejeune, NC. 
He was commissioned in 2008 and his operational tours have included 11th 
Marines, 1st ANGLICO, and 10th Marines. Maj Wells has deployed multiple 
times overseas to the Pacific Area of Operations, Afghanistan, and various 
locations throughout the Central Command Area of Operations. From 2019 to 
2021, he was assigned to Manpower and Reserve Affairs, MMRP, and worked on development, policy, and implementation of the Junior Enlisted Performance 
Evaluation System (JEPES). 

ALEX W. RYAN is a Naval Postgraduate School Alumni with the background of data science. Data science skills: NLP, computer vision, data preprocessing, machine learning, OCR, docker, geospatial analysis, project management

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The views expressed in this interview are those of the individuals and do not reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, the US Navy, or the Naval Postgraduate School.