Elizabeth O Ananat, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics
Office Location: 230 Rubenstein Hall
Office Phone: (919) 613-7302
Duke Box: 90312
Email Address: email@example.com
Areas of Expertise
- Social Policy
- Economic Inequality and Poverty
PhD. Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006
Master of Public Policy, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, 2001
B.A., summa cum laude, Williams College, 1999
Research Description: The intergenerational transmission of poverty and inequality; the economics of family formation and fertility; the causes and effects of racial segregation
- E.O. Ananat. "The Wrong Side(s) of the Tracks: The Causal Effect of Racial Segregation on Urban Poverty and Inequality." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (2011).
- E.O. Ananat, A. Gassman-Pines, C. Gibson-Davis. "The Effects of Local Employment Losses on Children’s Educational Achievement." Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality and the Uncertain Life Chances of Low-Income Children.
Ed. Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane Russell Sage Publications, 2011
- E.O. Ananat with Jonathan Gruber, Phillip Levine, and Douglas Staiger. "Abortion and Selection." Review of Economics and Statistics (2009).
- E.O. Ananat with Guy Michaels. "The Effect of Marital Breakup on the Income and Poverty of Women with Children." Journal of Human Resources 43.3 (2008): 611-629.
- E.O. Ananat with Ebonya Washington. "Segregation and Black Political Efficacy." Journal of Public Economics (2009).
- E.O. Ananat with Jonathan Gruber and Philiip Levine. "Abortion Legalization and Lifecycle Fertility." Journal of Human Resources 42.2 (2007): 375-397.
- E.O. Ananat with Sheldon Danziger, Colleen Heflin, Mary Corcoran, and Hui-Chen Wang. "Does It Pay to Move from Welfare to Work." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 21.4 (2002): 671-692.
- E.O. Ananat with Sandra K. Danziger and Kimberly Browning. "Child Care Subsidies and the Transition from Welfare to Work." Family Relations 53 (2004): 219-228.
Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat is Assistant Professor of Public Policy Studies and Economics at Duke University.
She received a B.A. in political economy and mathematics at Williams College in 1999, a master's degree in public policy from the Ford School at the University of Michigan in 2001, and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006. In 2010 she served as Senior Economist for Labor, Education, and Welfare at the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
Her research focuses on the intergenerational dynamics of poverty and inequality.