Todd Elder
Associate Professor of Economics


  • Business of education
  • Demographics
  • Early childhood and preschool
  • Grade retention
  • Private schools

Todd Elder has taught undergraduate and doctoral level courses in the department of economics at Michigan State University since 2006. His research areas include the economics of education, demography and aging, health economics and labor economics. Previously, he was an assistant professor of economics and of labor and industrial relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University in 1995 and received his master’s and doctorate, also in economics, from Northwestern University.