Amanda Agan’s research interests include law and economics (specifically as it relates to crime) and labor economics. Her research has focused on the intended and unintended consequences of policies such as sex offender registration and ban the box laws, as well as on returns to community college and other paths through post-secondary education.
In addition to her post-doctoral position at Princeton, Agan is a lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School Public and International Affairs. She regularly participates conferences and invited seminars and serves as a referee for a number of publications.
Agan received her undergraduate degree from George Mason University. She received her PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 2013.