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Associate Professor of Economics

Dartmouth College








Mailing Address:

Department of Economics

Dartmouth College

6106 Rockefeller Hall

Hanover, NH 03755

Tel:  (603) 646-4096

Fax:  (603) 646-2122


Email:  Elizabeth dot U dot Cascio at Dartmouth dot edu


Curriculum Vitae

(June 2014)




Working Papers

Elizabeth U. Cascio is an education economist whose research uses a variety of empirical approaches and data sources to better understand how education affects economic and social mobility.  She has examined how state-funded early education affects child and family outcomes; how intergovernmental grants for education affect the organization, expenditure, and output of public schools; how and why the test score impacts of education “fade out” across the lifecycle; and the role of political voice in securing educational opportunity. Her work has received financial support from the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research and has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Human Resources, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, and the Journal of Urban Economics, among other outlets.


Cascio is a Research Associate in the Programs on Education, Development of the American Economy, and Children at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Research Associate at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).  She also currently serves as a co-editor at the Journal of Human Resources.  She received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 2003 and joined the economics faculty at Dartmouth College in 2006.