About the Department
The Major
The Minor
Study Away
Department Working Papers
News & Events
majors & Events
What Can I Do With a Major in Economics?


Elizabeth Savoca

email Send E-mail office Office: Wright Hall #236 phone Phone: 413-585-3615

Office Hours: Fall 2015 by appt.


Elizabeth Savoca teaches courses in introductory and intermediate macroeconomics, statistics, econometrics and population economics. She is an applied econometrician who has written on labor market turnover in the late 19th century (with Susan Carter), tort reforms governing medical malpractice disputes (with James Hughes), professional regulations and the quality of health care (with Deborah Haas-Wilson), the labor market consequences of combat- related post-traumatic stress disorder (with Robert Rosenheck) and on the effects of federal financial-aid policies on college enrollments.

Savoca's current research focuses the work incentives of public disability compensation programs. She has held a visiting faculty position at the University of Virginia; has served on the President's Council of Economic Advisers; and is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation for the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Her research has been funded by numerous grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, including a FIRST Award.