Brian A. Jacob
Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
 
Phone:
(734) 615-6994
Fax:
(734) 763-9181
Office:
Weill Hall
             
735 S. State St. #5124
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091
E-mail: 
bajacob@umich.edu
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Research and Teaching Interests:
Applied Microeconomics
Applied Policy
Education
Labor Markets
Politics, Institutions & Processes: State & Local
Quantitative Methods
 
Bio:
Brian Jacob is the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy, Professor of Economics, and Professor of Education at the University of Michigan. He is Co-Director of the Education Policy Initiative (EPI) and former director of the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), as well as a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He has previously served as a policy analyst in the NYC Mayor's Office and taught middle school in East Harlem. His primary fields of interest are labor economics, program evaluation, and the economics of education. His current research focuses on school accountability, teacher labor markets and virtual schooling. In 2008, Jacob received the David N. Kershaw Prize, an award given every two years to honor persons who, at under the age of 40, have made a distinguished contribution to the field of public policy. He received his BA from Harvard College and his PhD from the University of Chicago.