Celeste Carruthers is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics and the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee. Her research focuses on the economics of education with emphasis on higher education, historic education finance, public policy analysis, and applied econometrics. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in public expenditure analysis: Economics 471 and 671. She 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 four fellows in the Harvard Graduate School of Education Strategic Data Project. Before arriving at UT in 2009, Carruthers earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Florida, an M.A. in economics from the University of New Hampshire, and a bachelor's degree in economics and accounting from Appalachian State University. She lives in Knoxville with her husband, son, and dog.
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