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Sarah Hamersma

Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs


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426 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-5455
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Katrina Wingle
(315) 443-9040

Curriculum Vitae
Sarah Hamersma CV

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research


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


Public economics, labor economics and applied econometrics


Fall 2017

Not teaching


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 PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004. More.


Selected Papers

Research Interests

Anti-poverty Programs

Public Health

Labor Supply of Disadvantaged Workers