Anne M. Burton

Assistant Professor of Economics
The University of Texas at Dallas

Twitter: @anne_m_burton

I am an Assistant Professor of Economics in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas (as of the Fall 2021 semester). I received my Ph.D. in Economics from the Department of Economics at Cornell University in 2021. I was also affiliated with the Department of Policy Analysis and Management. My research is primarily concerned with the spillover effects of risky health behaviors and crime, which means my work lies at the intersection of health economics, public economics, and the economics of crime.

I am also interested in efforts to diversify the economics profession, make the field of economics more inclusive, and reduce information asymmetries around opportunities for professional development. At Cornell, I co-organized a discussion on women in economics in the spring of 2018. I also co-organized the Speaking Economics symposium in 2019. In the fall of 2019, I co-founded Diversity in Cornell Economics to formalize continuing efforts at fostering diversity at Cornell and in the profession. To help reduce information asymmetries in the profession, I co-created (with Barton Willage) a list of economics conferences with dates, deadlines, etc. I've also compiled a tutorial of sorts on How I Use EconTwitter.

Prior to graduate school, I was a Senior Research Assistant in the Fiscal Analysis section at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. from 2012-2015. I graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 2012 with a B.A. in Economics and Government.