Caroline Hoxby

Scott and Donya Bommer Professor in Economics
Academic Council Faculty

Caroline Hoxby is the Scott and Donya Bommer Professor of Economics at Stanford University, the Director of the Economics of Education Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.  Before moving to Stanford in 2007, she was the Fried Professor of Economics and a Harvard College Professor at Harvard University (1994-2007).  Trained as a public finance and labor economist, Hoxby is one of the world's leading scholars in the Economics of Education.  Her pioneering work in the field was transformative because she saw that applying economic thinking to education generates many important insights.  Her work often draws upon models of investment, incentives, market design, finance, optimal pricing, social insurance, and behavioral economics.  In addition, Hoxby is an ardent promoter of the use of scientific methods (when feasible) in education research.  Under her mentorship at the NBER, work in the Economics of Education has expanded enormously and now features some of the most advanced research in economics, conducted by a young vibrant group of scholars.

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Caroline Hoxby has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the most prestigious honorary societies where elected members are recognized for their cross-disciplinary efforts to produce reflective, independent, and pragmatic studies that inform public policy and advance the public good.

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650-725-8719
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246 Landau Economics

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