Douglas O. Staiger

Academic Appointments

John Sloan Dickey Third Century Professor in the Social Sciences

My research interests include the economics of education, economics of healthcare, and statistical methods. In the field of education, my current research investigates teacher effectiveness in elementary and secondary education. In the field of healthcare, my current research investigates the quality of care in hospitals and labor markets for nurses and physicians.

309A Silsby
HB 6106
B.A. Williams College
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Selected Publications

Sources of Inefficiency in Healthcare and Education,” American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, 2016, 106(5):383-387 (with Amitabh Chandra).

"Association Between Having a Highly Educated Spouse and Physician Practice in Rural Underserved Areas,” JAMA, 2016, 315(9):939-941 (with Samuel Marshall, David Goodman, David Auerbach, and Peter Buerhaus).

Technology Diffusion and Productivity Growth in Health Care,” Review of Economics and Statistics, 2015, 97(5):951-964 (with Jonathan Skinner).

Teacher Effects and Teacher-Related Policies,” Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 6, forhcoming (with Kirabo Jackson and Jonah Rockoff).

School Choice, School Quality and Postsecondary Attainment,” American Economic Review, 2014, 104(3):991-1013 (with Dave Deming, Justine Hastings, and Thomas Kane).

The Nursing Workforce in an Era of Health Care Reform,” New England Journal of Medicine, 2013, 368(16):1470-1472 (with David Auerbach, Ulrike Muench and Peter Buerhaus).

Have We Identified Effective Teachers? Validating Measures of Effective Teaching Using Random Assignment,” MET Project Research Paper, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, January 2013 (with Thomas Kane, Daniel McCaffrey, and Trey Miller).

Information and Employee Evaluation: Evidence from a Randomized Intervention in Public Schools,” American Economic Review, 102(7):3184-3213, 2012 (with Jonah Rockoff, Tom Kane and Eric Taylor).