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David Figlio

School of Education and Social Policy

Dean of the School of Education and Social Policy
Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy and of Economics
IPR Fellow


Areas of Focus

  • School choice
  • School vouchers
  • School accountability
  • Gender gaps in education


  • The interrelationship between health and education, the ways in which parents confer advantage and disadvantage to their children, and the role of educational institutions in affecting these relationships
  • Higher education policies and practices such as online education and educational staffing
  • K-12 education policies such as school accountability, school choice and teacher tenure
  • Early childhood health and education policies such as early interventions for autism spectrum disorders