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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

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; 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 Anna Gassman-Pines and Christina Gibson-Davis. "The Effect of Local Economic Downturns on Teen Births: Evidence from North Carolina." Demography (2013). [html]
  3. 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]
  4. 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]
  5. E.O. Ananat with Dan Hungerman. "The Power of the Pill for the Next Generation: Oral Contraception’s Effects on Fertility, Abortion, and Maternal & Child Characteristics." Review of Economics and Statistics (2012). [available here]
  6. 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). [pdf]
  7. E.O. Ananat with Ebonya Washington. "Segregation and Black Political Efficacy." Journal of Public Economics (2009). [pdf]
  8. E.O. Ananat with Jonathan Gruber, Phillip Levine, and Douglas Staiger. "Abortion and Selection." Review of Economics and Statistics (2009). [Selection.%22]
  9. 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. [pdf]
  10. E.O. Ananat with Jonathan Gruber and Philiip Levine. "Abortion Legalization and Lifecycle Fertility." Journal of Human Resources 42.2 (2007): 375-397.

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