Amanda Eng


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Current Employment

Economist, U.S. Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies, 2021-present



Culture and Gender Allocation of Tasks: Source Country Characteristics and the Division of Non-market Work among US Immigrants,” with Francine Blau, Lawrence Kahn, Matthew Comey, Pamela Meyerhofer, and Alexander Willén. 2020. Review of Economics of the Household 18 (4): 907–958. (IPUMS Time Use Research Award, Published Research, 2021)

Pell Grants and Student Success: Evidence from the Universe of Federal Aid Recipients,” with Jordan Matsudaira. Journal of Labor Economics 39 (52): S413–S454.

Working Papers

Supercompliers,” with Matthew Comey and Zhuan Pei, arXiv:2212.14105.

Income and the Take-Up of Means Tested Programs,” with Kevin Rinz.

“Stimulus Effects of the Earned Income Tax Credit”

Works in Progress

“The Earned Income Tax Credit and Infant Health”

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

Municipal Debt: What Does It Buy and Who Benefits,” with Harvey Galper, Kim Rueben, and Richard Auxier. 2014. National Tax Journal 67 (4): 901-24.

Evaluating Broad-Based Approaches for Limiting Tax Expenditures,” with Eric J. Toder and Joseph Rosenberg. 2013. National Tax Journal 66 (4): 807-32.

New Perspectives on Homeownership Tax Incentives,” with Benjamin H. Harris and C. Eugene Steuerle. December 23, 2013. Tax Notes : 1315-32.

The Benefits of the Mortgage Interest and Property Tax Deductions,” with Benjamin H. Harris. August 26, 2013. Tax Notes: 947.

Previous Research and Work Experience

Research Assistant, Professor Pauline Leung: Spring 2021, Summer 2020, Spring 2019, Summer 2018

Research Assistant, Professor Jordan Matsudaira: Fall 2019-Spring 2020, Summer 2017-Spring 2018

Research Assistant, Professor Zhuan Pei: Summer 2019, Fall 2018

Research Assistant, Professor Francine Blau: Fall 2015-Spring 2017

Research Assistant, The Urban Institute, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center: 2012-2014

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant, Empirical Strategies for Policy Analysis (PhD course), Cornell University, Fall 2020

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Swarthmore College, Spring 2012

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Intermediate Microeconomics, Swarthmore College, Fall 2011


2020: Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Fall Research Conference (poster)


Review of Economics and Statistics, Economics of Education Review

Service and Professional Activities

Honors and Fellowships


Programming: Stata, SAS, \(\LaTeX\), VBA, Fortran; experience with R, Python, Matlab
Languages: English (native), Spanish (advanced), Mandarin (basic)
Citizenship: USA
Other: Special Sworn Status, U.S. Census Bureau (2017-present)