Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach

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