The Graduate Field of PAM consists of more than 40 faculty members trained in economics, sociology, and other fields. The PAM faculty's particular strengths include family demographic research, health economics, and other applications of social science research to domestic policy issues in the U.S. The faculty specialize in research topics such as aging and disability, consumer protection regulation, the economics of health behaviors, health care markets, health insurance, law and economics, and welfare reform and the well-being of children and families.

Graduate Field Faculty

Steven Alvarado
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Assistant Professor
Sociology
health administration, public policy
Rosemary Avery
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Professor & Chair
PAM
adolescents, at-risk children or youth, foster care, child welfare, consumer behavior, pharmaceutical advertising, regulation
James Berry
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Assistant Professor
Economics
public policy
Kendra Bischoff
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Assistant Professor
Sociology
public policy
Francine Blau
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Professor
ILR
public policy
Richard Burkhauser
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Professor Emeritus
PAM
labor economist, social security, income inequality, disability policy, retirement policy, minimum wage
Sahara Byrne
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Associate Professor
Communication
public policy
Colleen Carey
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Assistant Professor
PAM
industrial organization of health care, health economics
John Cawley
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Professor & Director Institute on Health Economics
PAM
economics, health economics, health policy, public policy, obesity
Benjamin Cornwell
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Associate Professor
Sociology
public policy
Erin Cornwell
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Assistant Professor
Sociology
public policy
Rachel Dunifon
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Professor & Associate Dean
PAM, CHE
child and family policy, social policy, maternal employment, welfare reform, grandparents, children's living arrangements
Ronald Ehrenberg
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Professor
Economics & ILR
absenteeism, affirmative action, compensation and employee benefits, econometrics, economics of higher education, education, labor economics, occupations and professions, older workers, aging, and pensions, social insurance and welfare
Maria Fitzpatrick
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Associate Professor
PAM
public economics, labor economics, child education
Richard Geddes
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Professor & Director CPIP
PAM
infrastructure investment, public-private partnerships, transportation policy, postal service, corporate governance, women's property rights
Matthew Hall
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Associate Professor
PAM
demography, immigration/migration, race and ethnicity, spatial analysis
Anna Haskins
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Assistant Professor
Sociology
public policy
David Just
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Professor
Dyson
public policy
Don Kenkel
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Professor
PAM
health economics, public health, tobacco control, cost-benefit analysis
Hyuncheol Bryant Kim
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Assistant Professor
PAM
health, development, education, and public economics
Samuel Kleiner
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Assistant Professor
PAM
health economics, labor relations, antitrust, hospitals, physicians
Daniel Lichter
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Professor & Director
PAM, ISS
demography, population studies, poverty, children, population, race and ethnicity, family, inequality, immigration, Hispanics, cohabitation, marriage, Hispanic fertility, new destinations, migration
Michael Lovenheim
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Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies
PAM
economics of education, local taxation and regulation, cigarette and alcohol taxes and regulation on health outcomes
Richard Mansfield
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Assistant Professor
ILR
public policy
Alan Mathios
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Professor & Dean
PAM
advertising, food and drug administration, federal trade commission, health outcomes, health disparities, cigarettes, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, direct-to-consumer advertising, cigarette taxes
Jordan Matsudaira
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Assistant Professor
PAM
labor economics, poverty, applied econometrics, monopsony, regression discontinuity, bilingual education, economics of education
Douglas Miller
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Professor
PAM
public economics, labor economics, applied microeconometrics, economic environment and health outcomes
Kelly Musick
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Professor, Director
PAM, CPC
family demography, marriage, fertility, social class, inequality
Sean Nicholson
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Professor, Director
PAM, Sloan
health economics, pharmaceuticals, physicians
Jeff Niederdeppe
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Associate Professor
Communication
public policy
Zhuan Pei
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Assistant Professor
PAM
labor economics, applied econometrics, public policy
Karl Pillemer
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Professor
Human Development
gerontology, life course studies, sociology of the family, long-term care, public policy, translational research
Christine Ranney
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Professor
AEM
public finance, public policy, consumer demand
Peter Rich
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Assistant Professor
PAM

 segregation, education, inequality, demography

David Sahn
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Professor
Nutritional Sciences
health economics, nutrition and poverty
Nicholas Sanders
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Assistant Professor
PAM
environmental economics, health economics, labor economics, environmental policy
Sharon Sassler
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Professor
PAM
family, adolescents, gender issues, marriage, cohabitation, immigrants, relationships, young adult transitions
Laura Tach
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Assistant Professor
PAM
poverty & public policy; family demography; neighborhood inequality & housing
Sharon Tennyson
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Professor
PAM
consumer policy, government regulation, insurance, financial services, law and economics
William Trochim
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Professor & Director
PAM, CORE
evaluation, evaluation research, evaluation systems, systems evaluation, translational science, educational evaluation, educational assessment, educational improvement, concept mapping, translational research
Maureen Waller
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Associate Professor
PAM
poverty, family, social policy
Kim Weeden
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Professor
Sociology
public policy
Christopher Wildeman
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Associate Professor
child welfare, mass imprisonment, health
Nicholas Ziebarth
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Assistant Professor
health economics, labor economics, applied microeconomics