Andria Smythe is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Howard University. Her research interests include poverty, inequality, human capital, and intergenerational mobility. Her current research dossier includes work on student debt; business cycles and investment in higher education; college participation and racial differences in intergenerational mobility; and intergenerational transfers and wealth-building within families. In her work, Smythe emphasizes intergroup differences in the impact of a policy or shock as a way of shedding light on the sources of inequities in the economy. She earned her Ph.D. in economics from Temple University.
- 2020, Recessions during young adulthood and U.S. racial income inequality, $20,000
- 2022, HBCU Enrollment and Longer-Term Outcomes, $67,273