Lisa Barrow is an Economist in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Barrow conducts research on issues in education, public finance and labor economics. Barrow's research on school choice, the earned income tax credit and the return-to-work decisions of new mothers has appeared in numerous journals including the National Tax Journal, the Journal of Public Economics and Economic Perspectives, the Chicago Fed's quarterly research publication. Since joining the Chicago Fed in 1998, Barrow has also been a Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University and a Visiting Lecturer at the Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the Chicago Fed, she was a Lecturer at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Barrow received a B.A. in economics from Carleton College and A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Princeton University.