David Figlio

Professor of Economics, Northwestern University

David Figlio is the Knight-Ridder Professor of Economics and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1995.

After spending three years at the University of Oregon, Professor Figlio joined the Florida faculty in 1998. Professor Figlio is an expert in the fields of education and public finance. His recent work includes evaluating the intended and unintended consequences of school accountability initiatives, measuring the efficacy of pre-kindergarten programs, and identifying the determinants and effects of teacher expectations on students. He is the inaugural editor of the new MIT Press journal Education Finance and Policy.  

Professor Figlio's research has been published in top journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics and the Journal of Law and Economics, and has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Education and Health and Human Services, as well as numerous private foundations.  He has also assisted several foreign countries in the development and evaluation of their education policies.