Elizabeth Ananat

Mallya Professor of Women and Economics




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Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat is Mallya Professor of Women and Economics at Barnard College, Columbia University since 2020.  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. 

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.

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May 15, 2023

COVID-19 was declared a crisis three years ago — now, three of Barnard’s gender and labor economists reflect on ways to end gender-based wage disparity and how the pandemic has helped and hurt these efforts. 

March 14, 2023