Thomas S. Dee



Thomas S. Dee, Ph.D., is a Professor of Education at Stanford University and a research associate with the programs on education, children, and health at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Professor Dee is also a co-Editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. His research focuses largely on the use of quantitative methods (e.g., panel data techniques, instrumental variables, and random assignment) to inform contemporary policy debates. Recent examples include econometric evaluations of incentive and accountability-based reforms and an analysis of recent, stimulus-funded, school-turnaround initiatives.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Economics, University of Maryland, 1997
  • MA, Economics, University of Maryland, 1994
  • BA, Economics with the Concentration in Public Policy, Swarthmore College, 1990

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Education, Stanford University, 2012-present
  • Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of Virginia, 2010-2012
  • Research Professor of Education, University of Virginia, 2010-2012
  • Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Swarthmore College, 2005-2010
  • Director, Public Policy Program, Swarthmore College, 2005-2010
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Swarthmore College, 1999-2005
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997-1999