Assistant Professor of Economics, Rutgers University

Participation in DITE: Cohort 13 Fellow

Jermaine Toney, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. He was selected to receive the 2023-2024 National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Fellowship on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Economic Outcomes. Professor Toney was a member of the 2022-2023 cohort of Early Career Faculty Fellows in the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice at Rutgers University. His work has been supported by an Early Career Award (Pipeline Grants Competition) from the Russell Sage Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to joining the Bloustein School faculty, he was a National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. Dr. Toney’s research focuses on finance, family, and health. An overarching focus of his research is the distribution and stratification of various socio-economic indicators, such as wealth, income, and education. His current work examines the transmission of socioeconomic status across generations, intergroup experiences in accessing credit and asset markets, analytic approaches to measuring the racial wealth gap, how disparities in health affect a household’s financial marketplace participation.