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Professor of Economics

Caroline Hoxby

Senior Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

The Scott and Donya Bommer Professor
Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences

Senior Fellow
Hoover Institution

Caroline M Hoxby is the Scott and Donya Bommer Professor of Economics at Stanford University. Hoxby is also the Director of the Economics of Education Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She is 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 of the economics of education. Hoxby is well known for her research on school choice, school finance, the market for college education, peer effects, university finance and financial aid. Her current projects include work on how how education affects economic growth; globalization in higher education; and ideal financing for schools. Hoxby is the recipient of many honors including Global Leader of Tomorrow (World Economic Forum) and Sloan, Olin, Mellon, and Ford fellowships. Hoxby has served as a presidential appointee to the National Board of Education Sciences. She has a Ph.D. from MIT, studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and obtained her BA from Harvard University.

Focal Areas: Education, Housing and Infrastructure, Inequality, Innovation and Technology, Taxes and Public Spending, Work


PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994
MPhil, Economics, University of Oxford, 1990
AB, Economics, Harvard University, 1988