Analisa Packham

Assistant Professor



Academic Background

  • Ph.D. Texas A&M University, Economics, 2016
  • B.S. magna cum laude, Texas A&M University, Economics, 2011

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Miami University (2016-present)

Recent Publications

  • "SNAP Benefits and Crime: Evidence from Changing Disbursement Schedules," forthcoming at Review of Economics and Statistics.
  • "Family Planning Funding Cuts and Teen Childbearing," Journal of Health Economics, 55(1), 2017.
  • "How Much Can Expanding Access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives Reduce Teen Birth Rates?," with Jason M. Lindo, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 9(3), 2017.
  • "The Effects of State-Mandated Abstinence-Based Sex Education on Teen Health Outcomes," with Jillian B. Carr, Health Economics, 26(4), 403-420.
  • "Long-acting Reversible Contraceptives Reduced Teen Pregnancies, Especially in Higher-Poverty Areas," with Jason M. Lindo, Center for Poverty Research, University of California, Davis, 4(3), 2015.

Honors & Awards

  • National Institute for Health Care Management Research Grant (2018)
  • Laura and John Arnold Foundation Research Grant (2018)
  • Vision 2020 Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University (2011-2015)
  • Gail Frey Monson Memorial Scholarship, Department of Economics, Texas A&M University (2015)
  • Summertime for Advancement in Research (STAR) Award, College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University (2015)
  • Graduate Student Teaching Award, Department of Economics, Texas A&M University (2014)


Analisa Packham received a Ph.D. in economics from Texas A&M University in 2016 and is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University. Her research interests are in applied microeconomics, including labor and health economics and the economics of education. Her research focuses primarily on the effects of contraception and family planning policies on teen childbearing and the effects of nutritional assistance receipt on crime and education. Her work has been covered in the Washington Post, Huffington Post, Politico, Chicago Tribune, and Dallas Morning News, among other outlets. Dr. Packham enjoys teaching public sector economics.


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  • ECO 331 B TR 11:40-1, FSB 0038

Contact Information

Office Hours

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  • And By Appointment


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