Seth G. Sanders is the Ronald Ehrenberg Professor of Economics at Cornell University. Prior to joining the faculty at Cornell, he was Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Duke University and Director of the Duke Population Research Institute.
His scholarly work has covered a range of topics in labor economics and economic demography including aging and cognition, race and gender gaps in earnings among the highly educated, the effects of extreme economic changes on workers and families, the performance of gay and lesbian families in the economy, and the economic consequences of teenage childbearing.
Sanders has received numerous grants for his research, including several from the National Institute of Child Health and Development and the National Science Foundation. He has published his research writings extensively, contributing his work to numerous leading academic journals in in Economics, Demography and Science for over two decades. Sanders received his BA, MA, and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2022.