Friday, February 19, 2016

Caroline Hoxby — Income as a Barrier to College

Caroline Hoxby is the Scott and Donya Bommer Professor of Economics at Stanford, director of the Economics of Education Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and at 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, 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-going. For work related to this project, she recently received the Smithsonian Institution's American Ingenuity Award. A former Rhodes Scholar, Hoxby holds a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor's degree from Harvard University.