Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy
Lauren Russell is a Ph.D. candidate in public policy at Harvard University. Her research interests lie in labor economics and public finance, with a focus on the intersections of poverty, race, inequality, and gender. She is specifically interested in neighborhood sorting, neighborhood effects, and U.S housing policy. She earned an M.A. in economics from Duke University and a B.A. in classics with a minor in economics from Harvard University. Russell currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and serves as a resident tutor in Harvard’s Winthrop House. Last summer, she was a teaching fellow for advanced econometrics for the American Economics Association’s Summer Pipeline program, and she taught undergraduate econometrics during the academic year. This year, she’ll be a teacher’s assistant for undergraduate microeconomics and macroeconomics.