Meet our new faculty: Ellora Derenoncourt, economics

Ellora Derenoncourt smiles at the camera

Ellora Derenoncourt is a new member of UC Berkeley’s economics faculty. (Photo by Shruti Parekh)

Name: Ellora Derenoncourt
Discipline: Economics
Degrees: B.A., Harvard, 2009; M.Sc. London School of Economics, 2011; Ph.D., Harvard, 2019
Research interests: The long-run determinants of economic inequality in the United States. My work has examined the economic consequences of northern backlash to the Great Migration, the role of minimum wage policy in racial economic convergence during the Civil Rights Era and the shifting norms and policies shaping the low-wage labor market.