Melinda Miller Joins the Kellogg Center PPE Core Faculty

The Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics is pleased to welcome Melinda Miller as a PPE Core Faculty member. Dr. Miller is currently an Assistant Professor of Economics and, in addition to her PPE appointment, will remain a regular faculty member in the Department of Economics.

Dr. Miller is the author of “Selection and Historical Height Data: Evidence from the 1892 Boas Sample of the Cherokee Nation,” Explorations in Economic History 61, 2016; “Dawes Cards and Indian Census Data,” Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History 48 (4), 2015; “Land and Racial Wealth Inequality,” American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings 101 (3), 2011; “Destroyed by Slavery?: The Effect of Slavery on Post-Emancipation Family Formation,” Demography 55, 2018; and “The Righteous and Reasonable Ambition for Forty Acres and a Mule: Land and Racial Inequality in the Postbellum South,” Review of Economics and Statistics 102 (2), 2020.

Dr. Miller specializes in economic history, with a focus on the origins and persistence of American racial inequality and the role of Federal policy in shaping inequality. 

Dr. Miller will start her position as PPE Core Faculty member in August 2021.

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