Professor of Public Policy
Will Dobbie is a professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research studies the causes and consequences of poverty in America to understand how we can give individuals from all backgrounds a better chance of succeeding. His recent work has examined racial discrimination in the criminal justice system, the labor market consequences of bad credit reports, and the long-run effects of charter schools. Before joining the faculty at Harvard Kennedy School, he was a professor at Princeton University. Dobbie is a recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the Jonathan Edwards Bicentennial Preceptorship at Princeton University, the W.E. Upjohn Institute Award, and the Distinguished CESifo Affiliate Award. He holds a B.A. in economics from Kalamazoo College, an M.A. in economics from University of Washington, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.
- 2014, Measuring the effects of debt forgiveness, $79,000