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Mary Elizabeth Glenn


Mary Elizabeth Glenn is a postdoctoral fellow at the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans within the Murphy Institute and the Department of Economics at Tulane University. She received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Tennessee in 2018. Her research focuses on choices that surround education with an emphasis on post-secondary education, and she has also worked on topics in taxation and health. She has examined how polio in mid-century America changed school enrollment behavior, how student loans taken out by parents end up impacting parental retirement behaviors, and how large-scale merit aid programs influenced take-up of student loans. Her current work explores the possibility the New Orleans school reforms affected the match and quality of colleges that students attend.

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.