The Mallya Chair in Women and Economics at Barnard College
Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat is the Mallya Chair in Women and Economics at Barnard College, Columbia University. Ananat graduated from Williams College summa cum laude in mathematics and political economy, received her Master of Public Policy from the Ford School at the University of Michigan, and earned a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 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 causes and consequences of the intergenerational transmission of poverty and inequality.