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Marianne Page


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Michigan, 1995
  • B.A., Economics, Cum Laude, University of Washington, 1987 (honors)


Marianne Page has expertise in labor economics and public finance. In addition to her appointment in the Department of Economics, she is the Deputy Director of the Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis, and a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research.

    Research Focus

    Professor Page's research focuses on economic mobility in the United States. She investigates at how families, the economy, and social policies affect children's likelihood of achieving economic success in adulthood. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

    Selected Publications

    • Page, M., A. Stevens, D. Miller, and M. Filipski. "Are Recessions Really Good for Your Health? Understanding Pro-cyclical Mortality." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (forthcoming).
    • Page, M., H. Hoynes, and A. Stevens. "Can Targeted Transfers Affect Birth Outcomes? Evidence from the Introduction of the WIC Program." Journal of Public Economics, 95 (August 2011): 813–827.
    • Page, M., S. Carrell, and J. West. "Sex and Science: How Professor Gender Affects the Gender Gap." Quarterly Journal of Economics, 125.3 (August 2010): 1101–1144.
    • Page, M., P. Oreopoulos, and A. H. Stevens. "The Intergenerational Effects of Worker Displacement." Journal of Labor Economics, 26.3 (July 2008): 455–483.
    • Page, M., H. Hoynes, and A. H. Stevens. "Poverty in America: Trends and Explanations." Journal of Economic Perspectives 20.1 (Winter 2006): 47–68.


    Marianne Page teaches Economics 151B (Undergraduate Labor Economics), Economics 250B (Graduate Labor Economics), and Economics 290 (Poverty and Public Policy).


    • National Science Foundation "Understanding the Long Term Effects on Children in Economic Distress," 2013.
    • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, "UC Davis Poverty Research Center," 2011
    • National Science Foundation, "Why Are Recessions Good for your Health? Understanding Procyclical Mortality," 2009
    • National Institute of Health, "The Effects of Alcohol Policies on Fetal Health and Children's Development," 2009
    • UC Berkeley and National Institutes of Health. "Are Recessions Really Good for Your Health? Understanding Pro-cyclical Mortality," 2008
    • United States Department of Agriculture, "The Impact of Food and Nutrition Programs on Short- and Long-Run Economic and Health Outcomes: New Results Using Program Introduction," 2007