Anil Nathan

Anil Nathan
MPA & MPP Program Director
Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st St. NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
United States
[email protected]
Professor Nathan's CV

Areas of Expertise

  • Economics of Education
  • Health Economics
  • Impact Evaluation

Professor Anil Nathan is an economist with primary research experience in education and health, but also has interests in a variety of applied microeconomic and econometric topics.  He also uses impact evaluation techniques in his research.  His teaching interests include microeconomics, econometrics, impact evaluation, and the economics of education.


PhD, Economics, Duke University
BS, Economics and Mathematics, Duke University


Selected Publications

“Disruption in Parental Co-habitation and its Effects on Short-term, Medium-term, and Long-term Outcomes of Adolescents” (with Debjani Kanjilal and Andrew Hussey), Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 37(1), 2016  

“Sorting and Statistical Discrimination In Schools”, Atlantic Economic Journal, 43(2), 2015, DOI: 10.1007/s11293-015-9457-3

“The Long-Term Game: Survival Analysis in the National Football League” (with Ruud Koning, Victor Matheson, and James Pantano) International Journal of Financial Studies, 2(1), 2014

“How to Measure School Quality” (with Jack Schneider), Education Week, 33(10), 2013

“Dreamschool Finder: Massachusetts School Search Calculator” (with Alvin Chang, Matt Carroll, and Jack Schneider),, October 13th, 2013

“Dreamschool Finder Data Explainer” (with Jack Schneider),, October 13th, 2013

“Dementia and Medicare at Life's End” (with Vicki Lamb and Frank Sloan), Health Services Research, 43(2), 2008 


Personal Interests

  • Visiting museums in the DC area
  • Tennis
  • Biking
  • Family

Classes Taught

PPPA 6014  Microeconomics for Public Policy II

PPPA 6015  Benefit-Cost Analysis