Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat

Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat

Associate Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy

External Address: 
201 Science Drive, 230 Rubenstein Hall, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708-0245
(919) 613-7302

Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat is Associate Professor of Public Policy Studies and Economics at Duke University. She received a B.A. in political economy and mathematics at Williams College in 1999, a master's degree in public policy from the Ford School at the University of Michigan in 2001, and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006. In 2010 she served as Senior Economist for Labor, Education, and Welfare at the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Her research focuses on the intergenerational dynamics of poverty and inequality. (On leave, 2015-2016)


  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2006
  • B.A., Williams College 1999