Economics of Education

Julie B. Cullen Ph.D.

Cohort 6 — Michigan Alumni List
Professor, Department of Economics
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Dr. Cullen received her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997. She was a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan until 2004. Professor Cullen is a public finance economist whose primary research interests are the economics of education, intergovernmental relations, and social insurance programs. Her research has been published in leading journals, such as Econometrica, Journal of Public Economics, and Review of Economics and Statistics. She is currently a coeditor at the Journal of Human Resources, an associate editor at the Journal of Public Economics, and serves on several other editorial boards as well as the National Science Foundation Economics Advisory Panel.

Discipline: Economics
		

David Frisvold Ph.D.

Cohort 13 — Michigan Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Economics
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Dr. Frisvold received his PhD in Economics from Vanderbilt University and his Bachelor of Science in Mathemathical Economics from Wake Forest University. Professor Frisvold’s research interests include health economics and the economics of education. He is interested in understanding whether and how public policies targeted towards children influence their health and education outcomes, and his research specifically focuses on childhood obesity, soft drink taxes, early childhood education, school quality, and food assistance programs.

His research has been published in leading economics and health policy journals including Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Human Resources, and Health Affairs and has been funded by various institutes and organizations including the NIH, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, University of California Davis Center for Poverty Research, and Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin.
 

Discipline: Economics
		

Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach Ph.D.

Cohort 9 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Professor of Human Development and Social Policy
School of Education and Social Policy
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Dr. Whitmore Schanzenbach received her PhD in Econmics from Princeton. She is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her primary areas of research are education policy, childhood obesity and food consumption. Her research has been published in leading journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics and the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. She is also a research consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. She studies policies aimed at improving the lives of children in poverty, including education, health, and income support policies. Her recent work has focused on tracing the impact of major public policies such as the Food Stamp Program and early childhood education on children’s long-term outcomes. Her recent paper with Susan Dynarski and Joshua Hyman on the impact of small classes in the early grades on college enrollment and completion won the Raymond Vernon Prize for the best article published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management in 2013.

Discipline: Economics