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Susanna Loeb

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Susanna Loeb

Senior Fellow and Steering Committee Member
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Barnett Family Professor of Education
Graduate School of Education
PhD, Economics, University of Michigan, 1998
MPP, Institute of Public Policy Studies, University of Michigan, 1994
BA, Political Science, Stanford University, 1988
BS, Civil Engineering, Stanford University, 1988
(650) 721-9475


Susanna Loeb is the Barnett Family Professor of Education at Stanford University, faculty director of the Center for Education Policy Analysis, and a co-director of Policy Analysis for California Education. She specializes in the economics of education and the relationship between schools and federal, state and local policies. Her research addresses teacher policy, looking specifically at how teachers' preferences affect the distribution of teaching quality across schools, how pre-service coursework requirements affect the quality of teacher candidates, and how reforms affect teachers' career decisions. She also studies school leadership and school finance, for example looking at how the structure of state finance systems affects the level and distribution of resources across schools. Susanna is a member of the National Board for Education Sciences, a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, member of the Executive Board of the National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research

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