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

(December 2017)




Does Universal Preschool Hit the Target? Program Access and Preschool Impacts




NEW!  Revised version (December 2017)



NBER Working Paper 23215 (March 2017)


Working Papers


IZA Working Paper 10596 (March 2017)






How Much Does Amnesty Strengthen the Safety Net? Evidence from the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (with Ethan G. Lewis).  Revise and resubmit, Journal of Public Economics.



Manuscript (March 2017)




Online Appendix (March 2017)







Who Needs a Fracking Education?  The Educational Response to Low-Skill Biased Technological Change (with Ayushi Narayan)




NEW!  Revised version (December 2017)




NBER Working Paper 21359 (July 2015)



Media coverage: The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Salon




Summary in The NBER Digest (September 2015)




Knowledge, Tests, and Fadeout in Educational Interventions (with Doug Staiger).  Revise and resubmit, American Economic Review.


NBER Working Paper 18038 (May 2012)







Do Investments in Universal Early Education Pay Off? Long-Term Effects of Introducing Kindergartens into Public Schools




NBER Working Paper 14951 (May 2009)




Summary in Education Next (Spring 2010)





Summary in The NBER Digest (September 2009)





Summary in CEPR VoxEU.org column (Aug. 20, 2009)







School Progression and the Grade Distribution of Students:  Evidence from the Current Population Survey 




IZA Discussion Paper 1747 (September 2005)