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.