Maya Rossin-Slater Awadred the Elaine Bennett Research Prize from the American Economic Association

Maya Rossin-Slater, a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and an associate professor of health policy at Stanford University, is this year’s recipient of the Elaine Bennett Research Prize from the American Economic Association. The prize recognizes Dr. Rossin-Slater’s research examining the impacts of public policies and other factors on families and children.

The annual award recognizes outstanding research in any field of economics by a woman within a decade of earning her Ph.D. The American Economic Association called out Dr. Rossin-Slater’s analysis of social safety net programs, family leave policies, environmental factors, stress, and gun violence. “Her research addresses questions of critical policy importance with clever research designs and novel identification strategies, careful econometric work using high-quality administrative data, and analysis grounded in economic theory,” the AEA wrote.

“I feel incredibly honored and grateful to receive the Elaine Bennett Prize,” Dr. Rossin-Slater said. “I greatly admire all of the past winners and feel totally stunned to find myself in this remarkable company. The prize, of course, is also a testament to all of the work of my many co-authors, students, and predoctoral research fellows, and I am deeply indebted to my mentors and colleagues who nominated me and have supported me for many years.”

Dr. Rossin-Slater received a bachelor’s degree in economics and statistics from the University of California at Berkeley. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.

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