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Joseph Sabia

Assistant Professor
SPA: Public Administration

  • Joe Sabia is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at American University. His fields of concentration include health economics, labor economics, economic demography, and applied microeconomics. Dr. Sabia’s research focuses on the human capital effects of adolescent risky health behaviors, the poverty effects of minimum wage policy, and the impact of welfare reform on non-marital childbearing. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as the Journal of Health Economics, the Journal of Human Capital, Economic Inquiry, and the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Dr. Sabia’s research on minimum wage policy has been cited in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and USAToday. He has also testified before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee on this topic. Dr. Sabia is a member of the American Society of Health Economists, the American Economic Association, and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.
  • Degrees

    Ph.D., Economics, Cornell University
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