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Elizabeth Powers
Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Elizabeth Powers is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Government and Public Affairs and the Department of Economics at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the University of Illinois, she was an Economist in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland from 1993 to 1996. She also served as a Junior Staff Economist for the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President. She has published papers on the incentive effects of welfare programs and other welfare-related topics. Her current research focuses on the elderly poor and on children's health.

Associated Research Projects
UM07-02:  A Longitudinal Analysis of Entry of the Low-Income Elderly into the Supplemental Security Income Program
UM05-16:  Changing Health Insurance Options and SSI Participation Among the Elderly
UM03-14:  Take-up of the Supplemental Security Income Program by the Low-Income Elderly: Interactions with the Social Security System
UM02-13:  Multiple Program Use by Older Americans: Social Security, Early Retirement, and Supplemental Security Income