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Caroline Hoxby

Scott and Donya Bommer Professor of Economics, Stanford University

Caroline Hoxby is the Scott and Donya Bommer Professor of Economics at Stanford University, a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, the Director of the Economics of Education Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Presidential appointee to the National Board of Education Sciences. She is a public and labor conomist and a leading scholar in the economics of education. Her research includes studies of college choice, the effects of financial aid, the outcomes of graduates from different colleges, college tuition policy, public school finance, school choice, the effect of education on economic growth and income inequality, teacher pay and teacher quality, peer effects, and class size. She also works on topics that fit under the headings of public finance (such as property taxes) and labor economics (such as returns to skills). Prior to Stanford, Hoxby was the Allie S. Freed Professor of Economics and a Harvard College Professor at Harvard University. She has a Ph.D. from MIT, studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and obtained her baccalaureate degree from Harvard University. She is currently completing studies on how education affects economic growth; globalization in higher education; peer effects in education; and the effects of charter schools on student achievement.

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Opportunity, Meritocracy, and Access to Higher Education

Caroline Hoxby

Held December 2, 2013

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