Professor of Economics
Contact & Office Hours
Wright Hall 236
Ph.D., M.A., University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Douglass College of Rutgers University
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 the effects of federal financial-aid policies on college enrollments.
Savoca's current research focuses on 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 Veterans Affairs. Her research has been funded by numerous grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, including a FIRST Award.