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Jon Guryan

School of Education and Social Policy

Lawyer Taylor Professor of Education and Social Policy
Professor and Chair, Human Development and Social Policy
Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research


Areas of Focus

  • Economics and labor markets
  • Education policy and labor market for teachers
  • Development of skills and human capital in early childhood


  • Understanding the causes and consequences of racial inequality
  • Preventing students from skipping class to enhance their engagement and learning in school
  • The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy on reducing juvenile delinquency
  • Utilizing the Reading Enhances Achievement During the Summer (READS) program to help reduce the reading and achievement gap in schools