Building & Room:
412 S. Peoria Street, 136, MC 278
Agustina Laurito is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration. She is an applied policy researcher who uses administrative and survey data and quasi experimental methods to answer questions at the intersection of social, education, and health policy. Agustina is broadly interested in how adverse experiences affect children and families and the role of public policy in ameliorating these effects. Among her current projects, she studies food assistance programs, and SNAP in particular, neighborhood crime and children, and more recently the effect of the opioid crisis on children and families. Agustina is also interested in immigrant families and children and her projects in this area investigate the role of non-school factors, including the home country, in shaping immigrant children academic success and well-being.
PPOL 231 Introduction to Social Policy
PPOL 307 Policy Analysis and Alternatives
PPOL 405 Evaluating Public Policies and Programs
PA 506 Policy Development, Analysis, and Implementation
PA 540 Research Design for Public Administration
Tufts/UConn Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics (RIDGE) Program, “SNAP, School Meals, and the Food Security of Multigenerational Households”, PI
University of Illinois at Chicago - Award for Creative Activity, "The Effect of the Heroin Epidemic on Grandparent Caregiving", PI
Russell Sage Foundation, "Racial/Ethnic Differences in Homeownership and Gaps in Student Achievement", PI
Schwartz, A. E., Laurito, A., Lacoe, J., Sharkey, P., & Ellen, I. G. (2021). The academic effects of chronic exposure to neighborhood violence. Urban Studies. https://doi.org/10.1177/00420980211052149
Laurito, A., & Schwartz, A. E. (2019). Does School Lunch Fill the “SNAP Gap” at the End of the Month?. Southern Economic Journal, 86(1), 49-82.
Laurito, A., Lacoe, J., Schwartz, A. E., Sharkey, P., & Ellen, I. G. (2019). School climate and the impact of neighborhood crime on test scores. RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 5(2), 141-166.
PhD New York University
MPP Duke University