Ellora Derenoncourt

Photo by Sameer Khan

About Me

I'm an Assistant Professor of Economics at Princeton University and a member of the Industrial Relations Section of Princeton Economics. I'm also the founder and faculty director for the Program for Research on Inequality at Princeton Economics. I work on labor economics, economic history, and the study of inequality. Recently I've studied the northern backlash against the Great Migration, the role of minimum wages in racial earnings inequality, and the long-run evolution of the racial wealth gap.

My work has been featured in the Economist, the New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. I received my PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 2019. My CV is available here. 

Note: I am currently visiting the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) for the 2023-24 academic year.