Dr. East is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado Denver and a Research Fellow at IZA - Institute for the Study of Labor. Dr. East graduated with her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Davis in 2016 and her B.S. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011.
She currently serves as the Associate Chair for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion in the Economics Department at CU Denver. She is also the founder and leads the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) Committee within the CU Denver Economics Department. Additionally, Dr. East serves as the co-chair for the Children’s Thrive Action Network Research Working Group, which brings together researchers and policy advocates working on issues affecting children in immigrant families.
Her research focuses on the study of U.S. government policies including safety net and social insurance programs, as well as immigration policy, and examining how they affect outcomes of individuals, both foreign-born and U.S.-born.
Dr. East founded the Lab in Spring 2022 as part of her ongoing objective to provide evidence-based recommendations to advocates and policy-makers on how best to structure equitable policies. The lab also supports her goal of expanding the pipeline into Economics.
For more information on Dr. East's work, visit her website: https://www.chloeneast.com/
Elizabeth Cox received an MA in Economics and an MS in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado Denver in 2022. Her research focused on studying the effects of drinking water quality and methods in portfolio optimization. Before this, Elizabeth received her B.A.S. from Colorado State University in Economics and Mathematics.
Elizabeth has a diverse background in quantitative strategies, including frequentist and Bayesian statistics, machine learning, and econometrics. Her research interests focus on the use of statistical tools to draw useful inferences as it relates to the environment, energy, and the improvement of communities through public policy.