MPRC Seminar Series: David Figlio
David Figlio, Northwestern University
David Figlio is the Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy, Director of the Institute for Policy Research, and Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, and Economics (by courtesy) at Northwestern University, as well as Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and Associate of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his PhD in Economics in 1995 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research on education and social policy, including influential work on school accountability, standards, welfare policy, and policy design, has been published in numerous leading journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Law and Economics and Journal of Human Resources. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Education, and Health and Human Services, as well as the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropic Society, Smith Richardson Foundation and Spencer Foundation. He is a member of the Executive Board of the National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research and serves as co-editor of the Journal of Human Resources and associate editor of the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Journal of Urban Economics, and Education Finance and Policy. He has served on numerous national education task forces and panels, and has advised several U.S. states and nations on five continents on the design, implementation and evaluation of education policy.