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Todd Elder

Associate Professor, College of Social Science


Economics of education and early child development, program evaluation, expectations formation among the elderly

Current Research

Measuring racial and ethnic disparities in infant mortality

Selected Publications

  • Elder, Todd and Christopher Jepsen, 2014. “Are Catholic Primary Schools More Effective than Public Primary Schools?” Journal of Urban Economics, 80(2), 28-38.

  • Elder, Todd, John Goddeeris, and Steven Haider, 2014. “The Changing Character of the Black- White Infant Mortality Gap, 1983-2004,” American Journal of Public Health, 104(S1), S105- S111.

  • Elder, Todd, 2013. “The Predictive Validity of Subjective Mortality Expectations: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study,” Demography, 50(2), 569-589.

  • Dickert-Conlin, Stacy, Todd Elder, and Brian Moore, 2011. “Donorcycles: Motorcycle Helmet Laws and the Supply of Organ Donors,” Journal of Law and Economics, 54(4): 907-935.

  • Elder, Todd, John Goddeeris, and Steven Haider, 2011. “A Deadly Disparity: A Unified Assessment of the Black-White Infant Mortality Gap,” The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 11(1) (Contributions): Article 33.

Government Focus

Local, State