Thomas S. Dee is Professor of Education at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis (CEPA). Professor Dee is also a Research Associate in the Programs on Economics of Education, Health Economics and Children at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR).
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. Dr. Dee received his doctorate and a master’s degree in economics from University of Maryland and his bachelor’s degree in economics with a focus on public policy from Swarthmore College.