Barnett Family Professor of Education
Director, Center for Education Policy Analysis
520 Galvez Mall, 5th Floor
Stanford, CA 94305
Ph.D., Economics, University of Michigan
Expertise: school finance, pathways to teaching, school resource allocation, teacher labor markets, teacher quality
Susanna Loeb is Professor of Education at Stanford University, specializing in the economics of education and the relationship between schools and federal, state and local policies, and Associate Professor of Business (by courtesy) at Stanford. She is Director of the Institute for Research on Education Policy and Practice at Stanford, Co-director of Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), and Faculty Research Fellow with the National Bureau of Economic Research. Dr. Loeb is a member of the CALDER Management Team and oversees CALDER's New York work.
Dr. Loeb’s work focuses particularly on school finance, teacher labor markets and resource allocation, looking specifically at how teachers' preferences and teacher preparation policies affect the distribution of teaching quality across schools and how the structure of state finance systems affects the level and distribution of funds to districts. She also studies poverty policies, including welfare reform and early-childhood education programs.
Dr. Loeb has authored many publications, including Estimating the Effects of School Finance Reform: A Framework for a Federalist System (Journal of Public Economics); Examining The Link Between Teacher Wages and Student Outcomes: The Importance of Alternative Labor Market Opportunities and Non-Pecuniary Variation (Review of Economics and Statistics); How Changes in Entry Requirements Alter the Teacher Workforce and Affect Student Achievement (Journal of Education Finance and Policy); Explaining the Short Careers of High-Achieving Teachers in Schools with Low-Performing Students (American Economic Review); and The Draw of Home: How Teachers' Preferences for Proximity Disadvantage Urban Schools (Journal of Policy Analysis and Management). She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan.
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