Susan M. Dynarski
Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Professor of Education, School of Education
735 S. State St. #5212
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091
Research and Teaching Interests:
- Applied Microeconomics
- Gender & Family
- Labor Markets
- Politics, Institutions & Processes: National
- Politics, Institutions & Processes: State & Local
- Poverty and Social Welfare
- Quantitative Methods
- Tax and Public Finance
AB, Social Studies, Harvard University
MS, Public Policy, Harvard University
PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
--Inputs and Impacts in Charter Schools: KIPP Lynn (with Joshua Angrist, Thomas Kane, Parag Pathak and Christopher Walters). American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings. 2010.
--Accountability and Flexibility in Public Schools: Evidence from Boston's Charters and Pilots (with Atila Abdulkadiroglu, Joshua Angrist, Thomas Kane and Parag Pathak). NBER Working Paper 15549. November 2009.
--Cheaper By the Dozen: Using Sibling Discounts at Catholic Schools to Estimate the Price Elasticity of Private School Attendance (with Jonathan Gruber and Danielle Li). NBER Working Paper 15461. October 2009.
--Into College, Out of Poverty? Policies to Increase the Postsecondary Attainment of the Poor (with David Deming). NBER Working Paper 15387. September 2009 (This working paper is forthcoming in Phil Levine and David Zimmerman, eds. Targeting Investments in Children: Fighting Poverty When Resources are Limited.)
--Informing the Debate: Comparing Boston's Charter, Pilot and Traditional Schools (with Atila Abdulkadiroglu, Josh Angrist, Sarah Cohodes, Jon Fullerton, Thomas Kane, and Parag Pathak). Boston Foundation Research Report. January 2009.
Susan Dynarski is a Professor of Education and Public Policy at the University of Michigan. She is a Faculty Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Princeton University. She is an editor of The Journal of Labor Economics and Education Finance and Policy.
Dynarskiís research focuses on charter schools, demand for private schooling, historical trends in inequality in educational attainment, and the optimal design of financial aid. Her previous research explored the impact of grants and loans on educational attainment and the distributional consequences of tax incentives for college saving.
Dynarski has testified to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee and the President's Commission on Tax Reform. Her research has been funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, Russell Sage Foundation and the National Institute of Aging.