Professor of Economics
Ph.D. and M.S. University of Michigan
B. Econ. (Hons.) University of Washington
Professor Page arrived at UC Davis in 1996. Her research focuses on intergenerational mobility, poverty and inequality, and the impact of social programs on low income families. Current projects include evaluating the short and long term impacts of economic conditions during childhood, understanding the mechanisms behind pro-cyclical mortality, and examining the family spillover effects of WWII induced changes in men's education. Her work has been published in journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Human Resources and the Journal of Labor Economics, and has been funded by the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Health. In addition to her appointment in the economics department, Professor Page is currently the Deputy Director of the Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis.
Representative Published Papers:
"Can Targeted Transfers Affect Birth Outcomes? Evidence from the Introduction of the WIC Program" (with Hilary Hoynes and Ann Stevens), Journal of Public Economics, August 2011, 95: 813-827.
"Sex and Science: How Professor Gender Affects the Gender Gap" (with Scott Carrell and James West), Quarterly Journal of Economics, August 2010, 125(3): 1101-1144.
"The Intergenerational Effects of Worker Displacement” (with Philip Oreopoulos and Ann Huff Stevens), Journal of Labor Economics, July 2008, 26(3): 455-000.
“Poverty in America: Trends and Explanations” (with Hilary Hoynes and Ann Huff Stevens), Journal of Economic Perspectives, Winter 2006, 20(1): 47-68.
Teaching: Econ 151B (Undergraduate Labor Economics), Econ 250B (Graduate Labor Economics), Econ 290 (Poverty and Public Policy)
Professional Affiliations: American Economic Association, National Bureau of Economic Research, Society of Labor Economists.