Meta Brown is an Associate Professor of Economics at Stony Brook University. Her research has examined discouragement in job search, referral-based hiring and its role in career development, whether and how American families fund their children’s higher education, and the influence of financial education on the debt experiences of younger American adults. An ongoing project investigates “The Graying of American Debt”. Her work has appeared in the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Review of Financial Studies, among other outlets. Prior to joining Stony Brook University, she served as a member of the Research group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the economics faculty of the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Meta holds a Ph.D. in economics from New York University.