Natalie Cox

Assistant Professor of Economics

Natalie Cox is an Assistant Professor in Princeton's Department of Economics. Her research interests span household finance, industrial organization, mechanism design, and public economics. Her current work explores how government interventions in consumer credit markets--such as those for student loans, small business lending, retirement savings, and credit cards--affect the supply of credit as well as household and firm finances. Her research combines reduced-form and structural modeling to create a tight link between theory and data, and yield policy-relevant findings. Other strands of her work examine student loan markets, the long-run labor market consequences of increasing student debt, and the college-applicant matching process. Cox earned her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research before she joined the Princeton faculty in the fall of 2018.

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