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Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat
Associate Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center
Affiliate of the Center for Child and Family Policy

Areas of Expertise


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2006)
B.A., Williams College (1999)




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)