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Celeste Carruthers

Celeste Carruthers

William F. Fox Distinguished Professor of Labor Economics and Haslam Family Faculty Research Fellow
Office Location: Room - A143, Cherokee Mills 865-974-6000

Celeste Carruthers is the William F. Fox Distinguished Professor of Labor Economics in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a joint appointment in the Department of Economics and the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research. Her research centers on education policy with crossovers into public economics, labor economics and economic history. Her recent and ongoing projects examine the effect of financial aid on college choices, career and technical education and the consequences of segregated schools in the early 20th-century United States. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in public expenditure analysis, causal inference and econometrics. Carruthers is the Editor-in-Chief of Economics of Education Review, a former member of the Association for Education Finance and Policy Board of Directors, a member of the CTE Research Network at the American Institutes for Research, an affiliated researcher with the National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) and she has served as a faculty advisor to several fellows in the Harvard Graduate School of Education Strategic Data Project.

Awards & Honors



    2009 University of Florida, Ph.D, Economics

    2005 University of New Hampshire, M.A., Economics

    2004 Appalachian State University, B.S.B.A., Economics & Accounting


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