Anna Aizer

Associate Professor of Economics & Public Policy

Brown University

Department of Economics

64 Waterman Street

Providence, RI 02912

 (401) 863-9529



CV (doc) CV (pdf)




Recent Research (see research page for abstracts and links to full papers) 


·         Do Low Levels of Blood Lead Reduce Children’s Future Test Scores?

(with Janet Currie, Peter Simon and Patrick Vivier) American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, forthcoming

·         The Long Term Impact of Cash Transfers to Poor Families (with Shari Eli, Joe Ferrie and Adriana Lleras-Muney) American Economic Review, 2016

·         Juvenile Incarceration, Human Capital and Future Crime: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Judges (with Joe Doyle) Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2015

·         Maternal Stress and Child Well-Being: Evidence from Siblings (with Laura Stroud and Stephen Buka), Journal of Human Resources, 2016

·         Maternal Disadvantage and Health at Birth (with Janet Currie), Science, 2014

·         Rising Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility: The Role of Public Investments in Human Capital, CESifo Economic Studies, 2014

·         The Economics of Child Well Being: Measuring the Effects of Child Welfare Interventions on Child Outcomes (with Joe Doyle) chapter in the Handbook of Child Well-Being, 2013

·         The Gender Wage Gap and Domestic Violence, American Economic Review, 2010

·         Poverty, Violence and Health Journal of Human Resources, 2011

·         Love, Hate and Murder: Commitment Devices in Violent Relationships  (with Pedro Dal ) Journal of Public Economics, 2009

·         Neighborhood Violence and Urban Youth in “The Problems of Disadvantaged Youth: An Economic Perspective” Jonathon Gruber, editor

·         Public Health Insurance, Program Take-up and Child Health, Review of Economics and Statistics,  2007

·         Does Managed Care Hurt Health? Evidence from Medicaid Mothers (with Janet Currie and Enrico Moretti)   Review of Economics and Statistics, 2007

·         The Impact of Child Support on Fertility, Parental Investments and Child Well-being (with Sara McLanahan)  Journal of Human Resources, 2006

·         Access to Care, Provider Choice and the Infant Health Gradient (with Adriana Lleras-Muney and Mark Stabile)  American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2005

·         Home Alone: Supervision After School and Child Behavior, Journal of Public Economics, 2004

·         Networks or Neighborhoods? Interpreting Correlations in the Use of Publicly-Funded Maternity Care in California (with Janet Currie) Journal of Public Economics, 2004

·         Low Take-up in Medicaid: Does Outreach Matter and For Whom? American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2003


Working Papers

·         The Production of Human Capital in Childhood: Endowments, Investments and Fertility (with Flavio Cunha), NBER WP# 18429, revise and resubmit at Journal of Political Economy

·         Education, Knowledge and the Evolution of Disparities in Health

·         Peer Effects, Institutions and Human Capital Accumulation: The Externalities of ADD