Articles by Marisa Shenk

Marisa Shenk is a first year MPP evening student at the McCourt School of Public Policy. She gained research experience and an interest in labor economics working at the Federal Reserve, and she is particularly interested in labor, education, and disability policy. She earned a BA in Economics from the College of William and Mary and currently works full-time as a Senior Programmer at Mathematica Policy Research


The Economic and Financial Effect of Demonetization

Due to technological advances, it has become easier to process payments without the use of paper currency. From PayPal to Venmo to Apple Pay, more transactions—both business and personal—are done electronically than in the past. As of 2015, 32% of all transactions in the U.S. were made using cash and 11% were made electronically. Taking…