Elizabeth E. Davis

Professor of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota

Elizabeth E. Davis is a Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. She recently served as a member of two National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committees, which produced the consensus study reports Transforming the Financing Early Care and Education (2018), and Vibrant and Healthy Kids: Aligning Science, Practice and Policy to Advance Health Equity (2019).  Dr. Davis conducts research in economics and public policy related to low-income families, child care and early education, and low-wage and rural labor markets in the U.S. Her recent research has focused on disparities in access to high-quality child care and the role of child care subsidies in families’ decisions about employment and the type, quality and stability of child care arrangements. For over twenty years she has advised state and federal agencies on child care subsidy policy. Dr. Davis earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.