Professor of Economics and History
Joseph Ferrie has been a member of Northwestern University's Department of Economics since 1991. His research focuses on (1) the role of early-life experiences (household socioeconomic status, exposure to environmental insults) in later-life outcomes (human capital and health); and (2) mobility across generations in socioeconomic status.
Ferrie received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1992.
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