Elizabeth U. Cascio

Dartmouth College, USA, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor is a valuable new forum for communicating research findings with a worldwide audience. I’m excited to participate in the project

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Associate Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, USA

Research interest

Economics of education, labor economics, public economics

Past positions

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, Davis (July 2003–June 2006); Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (July 2007–June 2009)


PhD Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 2003

Selected publications

  • “Valuing the vote: The redistribution of voting rights and state funds following the Voting Rights Act of 1965.” The Quarterly Journal of Economics 129:1 (2014): 379–433 (with E. Washington).

  • “The impacts of expanding access to high-quality preschool education.” Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (2013): 127–178 (with D. Whitmore Schanzenbach).

  • “Paying for progress: Conditional grants and the desegregation of southern schools.” The Quarterly Journal of Economics 125:1 (2010): 445–482 (with N. Gordon, E. Lewis, and S. Reber).

  • “Maternal labor supply and the introduction of kindergartens into American public schools.” The Journal of Human Resources 44:1 (2009): 140–170.

  • “Schooling and the Armed Forces Qualifying Test: Evidence from school-entry laws.” The Journal of Human Resources 41:2 (2006): 294–318 (with E. Lewis).