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Thomas Dee

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Thomas Dee

Senior Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Professor of Education
Graduate School of Education
PhD, Economics, University of Maryland, 1997
MA, Economics, University of Maryland, 1994
BA, Economics with the Concentration in Public Policy, Swarthmore College, 1990
(650) 723-6847


Thomas S. Dee, Ph.D., is a Professor of Education at Stanford University and a research associate with the programs on education, children, and health at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Professor Dee is also a co-Editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. His research focuses largely on the use of quantitative methods (e.g., panel data techniques, instrumental variables, and random assignment) to inform contemporary policy debates. Recent examples include econometric evaluations of incentive and accountability-based reforms and an analysis of recent, stimulus-funded, school-turnaround initiatives.

Focal Areas: 
Innovation and Technology
Taxes and Public Spending