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Seth G. Sanders, Professor of Economics and Professor of Public Policy in the Sanford School and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Center for Population Health & Aging and Affiliate of Center for Child and Family Policy  

Office Location: 221A Social Sciences Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-1898
Duke Box: 90097
Email Address: seth.sanders@duke.edu

Areas of Expertise

  • Social Policy
    • Demography
    • Gender
    • Labor and Unions

Education:
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1993
M.A., University of Chicago, 1985
B.A., University of Chicago, 1984
AB (Economics), University of Chicago, 1984

Research Description: Professor Sanders specializes in the fields of economics and public policy. His research focuses specifically on four different lines of study, which include the trends of race and gender in relation to earnings among the highly educated; the effects of extreme economic changes on workers and families; the performance of gay and lesbian families within the economy; and the economic consequences of teenage childbearing. He has received numerous grants for his research, including several from the National Institute of Child Health and Development, and also from the National Science Foundation, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and the Research Initiation Fund. He has published his research writings extensively, contributing his work to numerous leading academic journals for over two decades. Some of his refereed articles include, “Gender Wage Differences Among the Highly Educated” with D. Black, A. Haviland, and L. Taylor; “The Economics of Lesbian and Gay Families” with D. Black and L. Taylor; “Empirical Regularities Across Cultures: The Effect of Children on Women’s Work” with H.O. Duleep; and “A Simulation Estimator for Sequential Models of Discrete Choice” with V.J. Hotz, R. Miller, and J. Smith. Professor Sanders is currently conducting research funded by a grant awarded by the Institute of Child Health and Development on, “The Role of Firms in Immigrant Assimilation and Labor Market Adjustment.” He is also completing work concerning a proposal for the infrastructure of the Maryland Population Research Center.

Teaching (Fall 2016):

  • Pubpol 303d.002, Microeconomic policy tools Synopsis
    Sanford 05, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Black, DA; Sanders, SG; Taylor, EJ; Taylor, LJ. "The Impact of the Great Migration on Mortality of African Americans: Evidence from the Deep South.." American Economic Review 105.2 (February, 2015): 477-503. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Andersson, F; García-Pérez, M; Haltiwanger, J; McCue, K; Sanders, S. "Workplace Concentration of Immigrants." Demography 51.6 (December, 2014): 2281-2306. [doi]
  3. Israel, S; Caspi, A; Belsky, DW; Harrington, H; Hogan, S; Houts, R; Ramrakha, S; Sanders, S; Poulton, R; Moffitt, TE. "Credit scores, cardiovascular disease risk, and human capital.." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA 111.48 (December, 2014): 17087-17092. [repository], [doi]  [abs]
  4. Gorsuch, MM; Sanders, SG; Wu, B. "Tooth loss in Appalachia and the Mississippi delta relative to other regions in the United States, 1999-2010.." American journal of public health 104.5 (May, 2014): e85-e91. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Black, DA; Kolesnikova, N; Sanders, SG; Taylor, LJ. "THE ROLE OF LOCATION IN EVALUATING RACIAL WAGE DISPARITY.." Journal of Labor Economics 2.1 (May, Submitted, 2013): 2-2.  [abs]

Curriculum Vitae

Highlight:
Professor Sanders specializes in the fields of economics and public policy. His research focuses specifically on four different lines of study, which include the trends of race and gender in relation to earnings among the highly educated; the effects of extreme economic changes on workers and families; the performance of gay and lesbian families within the economy; and the economic consequences of teenage childbearing. He has received numerous grants for his research, including several from the National Institute of Child Health and Development, and also from the National Science Foundation, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and the Research Initiation Fund. He has published his research writings extensively, contributing his work to numerous leading academic journals for over two decades. Some of his refereed articles include, “Gender Wage Differences Among the Highly Educated” with D. Black, A. Haviland, and L. Taylor; “The Economics of Lesbian and Gay Families” with D. Black and L. Taylor; “Empirical Regularities Across Cultures: The Effect of Children on Women’s Work” with H.O. Duleep; and “A Simulation Estimator for Sequential Models of Discrete Choice” with V.J. Hotz, R. Miller, and J. Smith. Professor Sanders is currently conducting research funded by a grant awarded by the Institute of Child Health and Development on, “The Role of Firms in Immigrant Assimilation and Labor Market Adjustment.”

Seth G. Sanders