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Douglas N. Harris
Professor and Department Chair of Economics
Schlieder Foundation Chair in Public Education
302 Tilton Hall


Research fields

Economics of education

Research interests:
  • Teacher Labor Markets, Productivity Measurement, and Incentive Design
  • Test-Based Accountability
  • Financial Aid and Other Student Incentives for College Entry and Completion
  • Markets for Schooling: Choice, Charter Schools, and Vouchers (especially in New Orleans)
  • Research Methods: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Methods
  • Director, Education Research Alliance for New Orleans
  • Tulane University, Department of Economics, Associate Professor, 2012–2015;
  • Professor, 2015–present
  • Schleider Foundation Chair in Public
  • Education (2012-present)
  • Director, Milwaukee College Access Project for Success (2009-present)
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison, Associate Professor of Educational
  • Policy and Public Affairs (2007-2012)
  • Co-Director, Wisconsin Scholars Longitudinal Study (2008-2012)

Value-Added Measures in Education. 2011. Harvard Education Press. Nominated for the National Grawemeyer Award in Education.