Amanda Grittner

Amanda Grittner


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Student in Economics, 2014-Present
I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics at Duke University. My research interests are immigration, health, education, and intra-household dynamics.

I am currently on the job market and will be available for interviews at the 2019 APPAM Fall Research Conference in Denver and the  2020 ASSA meetings in San Diego.

My job market paper investigates how local immigration enforcement affects domestic violence survivors’ help-seeking. My other work studies the integration of refugee students into schools in Germany, the effect of immigration enforcement on workplace complaints and injuries, and the determinants and consequence of intra-household decision making. 

Prior to joining Duke, I worked as an Economist for Analysis Group where I analyzed large healthcare datasets for cost of illness evaluations, comparative effectiveness research, cost-effectiveness analyses and budget impact modelling. I also published a report on results-based financing in the healthcare sector with the German Development Institutes and contributed to building a database on worldwide social policies with the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University. 

Selected Grants

Effects of age at marriage and education on health of mothers and children awarded by National Institutes of Health (Research Assistant). 2018 to 2023