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Professor of economics, Fordham University

Sophie Mitra is professor of economics, founding director of the Research Consortium on Disability at Fordham University in New York City and principal investigator of the Disability Data Initiative. She currently is a visiting research scholar at Princeton University. Her research agenda has documented economic insecurity and identified policies that reduce it. A line of work has produced evidence to document disability inequalities and to understand the factors that drive them, such as discrimination or extra costs of living for families (e.g. medical or transportation costs). She is the author of Disability, Health and Human Development (Palgrave MacMillan, 2018).


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Economics, Fordham University