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Elizabeth O. Ananat, Associate Professor of Sanford School of Public Policy and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center and Affiliate of Center for Child and Family Policy  

Office Location: 201 Science Drive, 230 Rubenstein Hall, Durham, NC 27708
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

Education:
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

Teaching (Fall 2016):

  • Pubpol 904.01, Policy eval with data Synopsis
    Rubenstein 149, Tu 04:40 PM-07:10 PM

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. C Gibson-Davis, EO Ananat and A Gassman-Pines. "The Effect of Local Economic Downturns on Teen Births: Evidence from North Carolina." revise and resubmit, 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. EO Ananat and DM Hungerman. "The Power of the Pill for the Next Generation: Oral Contraception's Effects on Fertility, Abortion, and Maternal & Child Characteristics.." Rev Econ Stat 94.1 (2012): 37-51. [22389533], [doi]  [abs]
  6. EO Ananat. "The wrong side(s) of the tracks: The causal effects of racial segregation on urban poverty and inequality." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 3.2 (2011): 34-66. [pdf], [doi]  [abs]
  7. EO Ananat and E Washington. "Segregation and Black political efficacy." Journal of Public Economics 93.5-6 (2009): 807-822. [pdf], [doi]  [abs]
  8. EO Ananat, J Gruber, PB Levine and D Staiger. "Abortion and selection." Review of Economics and Statistics 91.1 (2009): 124-136. [Selection.%22], [doi]  [abs]
  9. EO Ananat and G Michaels. "The effect of marital breakup on the income distribution of women with children." Journal of Human Resources 43.3 (2008): 611-629. [pdf]  [abs]
  10. EO Ananat, J Gruber and P Levine. "Abortion legalization and life-cycle fertility." Journal of Human Resources 42.2 (2007): 375-397.  [abs]

Curriculum Vitae

Highlight:
Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat is Associate 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. (On leave, 2015-2016)

Bio/Profile
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