Todd Elder

Todd Elder


Associate Professor
Department of Economics



Todd Elder, associate professor, Department of Economics, researches the economics of child health and development. He is studying the role of socio-economic status among racial and ethnic disparities in infant mortality, with a focus on how this relationship has evolved over the last thirty years.

Other research examines the relationship between the age children start school and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis in the U.S., finding that the youngest children are 60 percent more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than their oldest classmates. His ongoing work involves the determinants of diagnoses of other neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism.

Courses Taught: 

- Intro to Econometric Methods (EC 420)

-Labor Economics II (EC 881)


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