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Elizabeth O. Ananat, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics; Faculty Affiliate, Center for Child and Family Policy  

Office Location: 230 Rubenstein Hall
Office Phone: (919) 613-7302
Duke Box: 90312
Email Address: elizabeth.ananat@duke.edu

Areas of Expertise

  • Social Policy
    • Demography
    • Economic Inequality and Poverty
    • Gender
    • Race/Ethnicity

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006
Master of Public Policy, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, 2001
B.A., 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; the effects of economic change on youth

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. E.O. Ananat with Anna Gassman-Pines and Christina Gibson-Davis. "Statewide job losses increase adolescent suicide-related behaviors." American Journal of Public Health (2014).
  2. E.O. Ananat with Shihe Fu and Stephen Ross. "Race-Specific Agglomeration Economies: Social Distance and the Black-White Wage Gap." NBER Working Papers .18993 (2013). [pdf]
  3. E.O. Ananat with Anna Gassman-Pines, Dania Francis, and Christina Gibson-Davis. "Children Left Behind: The Effects of Statewide Job Loss on Student Achievement." NBER Working Papers .17104 (2013). [w17104.pdf]

Curriculum Vitae

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.

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

Elizabeth O. Ananat