Amanda Agan

Research Fellow

Cornell University

Amanda is an Assistant Professor of economics at Rutgers University, where she joined in Fall 2016. She is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an affiliate of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) - North America. Her research focuses on the labor economics, discrimination, and the economics of crime. In Amanda's research she has analyzed the unintended consequences of criminal justice policies such as sex offender registration and ban the box laws. Her work has been published in The Quarterly Journal of Economics, The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Journal of Human Resources, and The Journal of Law and Economics. Prior to joining Rutgers University she was a post-doctoral research associate in the Economics Department and the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University. She received her Ph.D. Economics from the University of Chicago in 2013 and holds a B.A. in Economics from George Mason University.

Amanda joined IZA as a Research Fellow in April 2023.