Celeste Carruthers

Celeste Carruthers (carruthers@utk.edu) is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Tennessee with a joint appointment in the Center for Business and Economic Research. Her research centers on education policy with crossovers into public economics, labor economics, and economic history. Recent and ongoing projects examine the effect of financial aid on college choices, Southern school expenditures in the wake of women’s suffrage, and the conditional black-white wage gap as of 1940. Carruthers is an affiliated researcher with the National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), and she has served as a faculty advisor to several fellows in the Harvard Graduate School of Education Strategic Data Project. She received her PhD from the University of Florida in 2009.

December, 2015