Scott and Donya Bommer Professor of Economics, Stanford University
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. A public and labor economist, she is one of the world’s leading scholars in the economics of education. She is especially well known for promoting scientific methods in education research. She was the principal investigator of the Expanding College Opportunities project, which had dramatic effects on low-income, high achievers’ college enrollment. For work related to this project, she recently received the Smithsonian Institution’s Ingenuity Award. Her other research focuses on explaining the rising cost of higher education, the effects of school choice and charter schools on student achievement, and the effects of teacher unionization. She has been a presidential appointee to the National Board of Education Sciences.