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Shamena Anwar

Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy

Email: shamena@andrew.cmu.edu
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Professional Background

Shamena Anwar joined the Heinz School faculty in 2006 as an Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy. She received her B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2000 and her Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 2006.

Shamena is a labor economist whose research focuses on testing for racial discrimination in various areas. Her past research involved designing and implementing a test for racial prejudice in motor vehicle searches. She is currently examining the role of race in healthcare outcomes, criminal sentencing, and the decision making process of juries.

Selected Publications

"An Alternative Test of Racial Prejudice in Motor Vehicle Searches: Theory and Evidence,' (with Hanming Fang), American Economic Review 96 (1), pp. 127-151.


Ph.D., Economics, Yale University