Ebonya Washington, Samuel C. Park Jr. Professor of Economics, has been elected into the 241st class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Professor Washington will join 250 other members elected into the 2021 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for their leadership and research contribution in the field of economics. Of note, 55% of the members elected this year are women.
Professor Washington specializes in public finance and political economy with research interests in the interplay of race, gender and political representation; the behavioral motivations and consequences of political participation and the processes through which low income Americans meet their financial needs. Her work has appeared in the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.