Shari Eli

Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Affiliated Faculty, CSUS




Dept. of Economics,150 St. George St.



Shari Eli is an associate professor in the Economics Department at the University of Toronto. She received her Ph.D. in economics from U.C. Berkeley. Her fields of interest are Economic History, Health Economics and Economic Demography. One section of her research explores the ways in which individuals of low socioeconomic status used income to improve health status and attain higher education and earnings levels during the 19th and 20th century. Another section investigates the relationship between caloric needs and rising household expenditure levels in India today to resolve calorie consumption puzzles.

research interests

Economic History
Health Economics
Economic Demography


Ph. D University of California, Berkeley, (2011)

B.A. New York University (2005)

awards and distinctions

Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Economics, University of Toronto, 2013
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards, UC Berkeley, 2011
Dean’s Normative Time Fellowship, UC Berkeley, 2009-2010
All-UC Graduate Student Fellowship, 2008

selected publications

“The Long Run Impact of Cash Tranfers to Poor Families” with Anna Aizer, Joseph Ferrie and Adriana Lleras-Muney (2014); NBER Working Paper #20103

“Income Effects on Health: Evidence from Union Army Pensions (2013)


American Economic History
Topics in Health Economics
Health Economics


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