Maria Hanratty, associate professor, teaches courses in social policy and distributive justice. She specializes in health economics, the economics of poverty, and comparative social welfare institutions.
Before joining the Humphrey School in the fall of 1998, Hanratty was a senior economist with the Council of Economic advisors in Washington, D.C., for one year and an assistant professor at Princeton University. She has taught policy analysis and statistics at Columbia University and American poverty and poverty policy, economics of health care, and economic security at Cornell University's New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations. From 1984 to 1986 she was a budget analyst with the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare and also has been an analyst for a division of Abt Associates.
Hanratty earned a doctorate in economics from Harvard University and a master of public policy from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.