Sarah Hamersma

Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Sarah Hamersma

Contact Information
sehamers@maxwell.syr.edu

426 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-5455
Office Hours:
Tu 10:00-11:30

Staff Support
Katrina Wingle
(315) 443-9040
krwingle@maxwell.syr.edu
Curriculum Vitae
Sarah Hamersma CV

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Degree

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004

Specialties

Public economics, labor economics and applied econometrics

Courses

Spring 2018

PAI 730.007 Problems in Public Administration,TuTh, 12:30-1:50, Maxwell 111
PAI 810.001 Advanced Seminar: Policy and Administration, TuTh, 2:00-3:20, Eggers 400A 

Biography

Sarah Hamersma is an Associate Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs and a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Research. She taught at the University of Florida before coming to Syracuse University. Much of her most recent research focuses on health and nutrition programs, examining their consequences for food insecurity, health outcomes, and labor supply. New work funded by the Cornell Population Center and Center for Aging Policy Studies (Syracuse) will investigate food assistance and labor market decisions over the life cycle in New York State. An additional new project, funded by the USDA through the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, will use the Panel Study of Income Dynamics to study the intergenerational transmission of food insecurity and the role of higher education and food assistance in breaking such transmission. Sarah received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004. Full Biography

Publications

Selected Papers

Research Interests

Anti-poverty Programs

Public Health

Labor Supply of Disadvantaged Workers