1992 …2023

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Policy analysis; social welfare policy; child and family policy; labor economics; income inequality and poverty

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Maria Hanratty, associate professor, teaches courses in social policy and distributive justice. She specializes in health economics, the economics of poverty, and comparative social welfare institutions.

Before joining the Humphrey School in the fall of 1998, Hanratty was a senior economist with the Council of Economic Advisors in Washington, D.C., for one year and an assistant professor at Princeton University. She has taught policy analysis and statistics at Columbia University and American poverty and poverty policy, economics of health care, and economic security at Cornell University's New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

From 1984 to 1986 she was a budget analyst with the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare and also has been an analyst for a division of Abt Associates.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Economics, Harvard University

… → 1991

Masters, Public Policy, Harvard University

… → 1984

BA, University of Illinois

… → 1982

Research Interest Keywords

  • policy analysis
  • social welfare policy
  • child and family policy
  • labor economics
  • income inequality


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