Amanda Pallais

Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy and Social Studies

Harvard University

Amanda Pallais is a Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy and Social Studies in the Economics Department at Harvard University and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research focuses on the barriers preventing workers from achieving efficient employment outcomes and students from optimally investing in human capital. She has explored the extent to which reputation acts as a barrier preventing workers from entering the labor market, the role of referrals in the labor market, and how college scholarships and changes in college application fees can improve the college outcomes of low-income students. She received her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.