• Amanda Agan
  • Amanda Agan
  • Assistant Professor of Economics
  • Areas of Specialization: Economics of Crime, Labor Markets and Crime
  • Office: New Jersey Hall, Room 420
  • Campus: Livingston Campus
  • Phone: 848-932-8616
  • Education: Ph.D. University of Chicago (Economics), B.A. George Mason University¬†(Economics)


Dr. Amanda Agan is an Affiliated Professor in the Program in Criminal Justice, as well as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Rutgers University. Her research focuses on the economics of crime. Her studies spotlight the unintended consequences of policies such as sex offender registration and ban-the-box laws. Agan has published her research in the Journal of Law and Economics and the Journal of Empirical and Legal Studies; her recent research on ban-the-box policies has been featured on NPR's Morning Edition, and in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Wall Street Journal.

Prior to joining Rutgers University Agan was a post-doctoral research associate in the Economics Department and the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University. She received her Ph.D. Economics from the University of Chicago and holds a B.A. in Economics from George Mason University.