Research Professor, Institute for Human Development and Social Change, Steinhardt School for Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University
Lisa Gennetian’s research focuses on the life circumstances of children in poverty, intersections with programs and policy, and implications for children’s development. Methodologically, her empirical work seeks to identify causal mechanisms through natural experiments and randomized control studies. In 2015 Gennetian launched the beELL initiative, applying and testing insights from behavioral economics to support parent engagement in, and enhance the impacts of, early childhood interventions. She serves on the editorial boards of Child Development and The Child and Family Blog, and directs research in the area of poverty and economic self-sufficiency for The National Center for Research on Hispanic Families and Children.