Allison Shertzer

  • Associate Professor, Department of Economics

Allison Shertzer is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh and a faculty research fellow at the NBER. Her research focuses on the inclusion and exclusion of minorities and the development of cities in American economic history. One strand of her work focuses on the political and educational integration of immigrants in the early twentieth century.  She is also interested in origins of residential segregation by race in the United States. Her current research explores evolution of housing prices and the provision of public goods in cities. She holds a B.S. in industrial engineering and a B.A. in mathematics from Arizona State University as well as a Ph.D in economics from UCLA.