Cecilia Rouse

Cecilia Rouse is the dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs at Princeton University and a professor of the economics of education. She previously served as a member of President Obama’s three-person Council of Economic Advisers, providing analysis and advice on economic policy issues.

Rouse’s work focuses mostly labor economics, particularly in education. A well-known scholar, she has written numerous papers on topics such as the economic benefits of attending community college, sex discrimination in symphony orchestras and the effect of student-loan debt on career choices of college graduates.

Rouse has been featured in a number of media outlets, including Slate and Fox and has appeared on PBS’s Need to Know and The Takeaway with John Hockenberry.


Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Professor of the Economics of Education, Princeton University

Areas of Expertise: Economics of Education, Public Policy, Economic Policy, Labor Economics, Domestic and International Poverty

Location: Princeton, NJ

Contact Information: Please go through Elisabeth Donahue, associate dean for public and external affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School

Email: edonahue@princeton.edu
Phone: (609) 258-5988

Heard on The Takewaway:

Long-Term Unemployment Difficult to Change

Featured on PBS:

Need To Know: Cecilia Rouse on the dropout rate

Caroline Hoxby

Caroline Hoxby teaches Economics at Stanford University. She is also the director of the Economics of Education Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Trained as a public finance and labor economist, Hoxby is one of the world’s leading scholars in the Economics of Education. Her work often draws upon models of investment, incentives, market design, finance, optimal pricing, social insurance, and behavioral economics.

Hoxby is a Principal Investigator of the Expanding College Opportunities project, a randomized controlled trial that had dramatic effects on low-income, high achievers’ college-going. Her work on elementary and secondary education also includes numerous studies of the effects of school choice and competition on student achievement, rewards for teaching, and the productivity of schools. Her ongoing research includes studies of Teach for America and how education affects economic growth.

Hoxby has been a presidential appointee to the National Board of Education Sciences and serves on advisory committees for the government, The Brookings Institution, and organizations with an interest in education policy.

Caroline Hoxby

Scott and Donya Bommer Professor of Economics at Stanford University

Areas of Expertise: Economics of Education, Higher Education, Financial Aid, College Choice, Low-Income and/or Disadvantaged Students, School Choice, Online/Virtual Education, Teachers (effects, pay, unionization, tenure, etc.), Effects of Education on Economic Growth, International Comparisons of Education (especially higher education), School Finance (K-12), Tax Reform, Behavioral Public Finance

Location: Stanford, CA

Contact Information:

Email: choxby@stanford.edu

Please copy Professor Hoxby’s assistant, Kelly Carson (carson@stanford.edu) for additional assistance.

Heard on NPR Tell Me More: Navigating the College Money Maze

Added June 2015

Maria Marta Ferreyra

Maria Marta Ferreyra (fuh-RAY-ruh) is associate professor of economics in the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses on “the effects of large-scale reforms in K-12 education, such as school choice, school finance reform, public school accountability, and charter schools.”

Ferreyra served as a visiting scholar to both the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and theCowles Foundation at Yale University in 2012. She was also given the 2011 Excellence in Refereeing Award by the American Economic Review.
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Associate Professor of Economics at Tepper School of Business

Areas of Expertise: Economics, Microeconomics, Economics of Education, Large-Scale Education Reforms, School Finance Reform, School Voucher Program, Charter Schools,Incentives in the Teacher Market

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Contact Info:

Phone: (412) 268-1829

Email: mferrey@andrew.cmu.edu

You can listen to Ferreyra discuss voucher research and education:

Mark Hugo Lopez

Mark Hugo Lopez is the director of the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project. According to his bio, “he studies the attitudes and opinions of Latinos, Hispanic views of identity, the political engagement of Latinos in the nation’s elections and Latino youth.” He also coordinates the Pew Hispanic Center’s National Survey of Latinos.

Previously, Lopez was a research director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) as well as a research assistant professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland.  He has a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University.


Director, Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project

Areas of Expertise: Attitudes and Opinions of Latinos, Hispanic Identity, Latino Politics, Latino Youth, Economics of Education, Labor Economics, Immigration, Politics, Elections

Location: Washington, DC

Contact Information:
Pew Hispanic Communications Line: (202) 419-4372
Twitter: @mhugolopez

Heard on NPR: For a complete list, click here.

Morning Edition: A Challenging Race In California’s Heartland

All Things Considered: Data Reveal Complex Picture Of Hispanic-Americans