Marianne Bitler

Professor of Economics, University of California, Davis; Affiliate of the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research

Marianne Bitler is a Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis. She is an economist, and her research focuses on the study of the safety net and its effects on low income families, the economics of the family, and the impacts of food assistance programs. Current projects include understanding how the Great Recession has affected consumption and how this has changed with the shift to in-work income support, the interactive effects of the War on Poverty across children’s life courses, the effects of Head Start on the distribution of children’s outcomes, and how misreporting in survey data affects estimates of policy changes in state two way fixed effect models. In addition to her appointment in the economics department at the UC Davis, she is an affiliate of the National Bureau of Economic Research; the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research; and the German Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). She is also a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Health and Medicine Panel on the Review of the WIC Food Packages and the Committee on National Statistics Panel on Review and Evaluation of the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation Content and Design.