Professor of Economics, Brown University
Anna Aizer is a professor of economics at Brown University, co-director of the National Bureau of Economic Research Program on Children, and editor in chief of the Journal of Human Resources. The focus of her work is the intergenerational transmission of economic status. To that end, she has focused on how the following aspects of impoverished families’ lives contribute to the intergenerational persistence of poverty: discrimination in the labor market, worse health, greater psychological strain or stress, greater exposure to violence, interactions with the juvenile justice system, and disproportionate exposure to harmful environmental toxins. She received her M.S. in public health from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.