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Mary Elizabeth Glenn


Ph.D. University of TennesseeM.A. University of TennesseeB.A. Winthrop University


I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans within the Murphy Institute and Department of Economics at Tulane University. I graduated with a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Tennessee in 2018. My research focuses on choices that surround education with an emphasis on post-secondary education, although I have also worked on topics in taxation and health. I have examined how polio in mid-century America changed school enrollment behavior, how student loans taken out by parents end up impacting parental retirement behaviors, and how large-scale merit aid programs influenced take-up of student loans. My current work explores the possibility the New Orleans school reforms affected the match and quality of colleges that students attend.


Economics of education, health economics, economics of taxation