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Kirabo Jackson is Associate Professor of Human Development and Social Policy at Northwestern University. Jackson is a labor economist who studies education and social policy issues. Jackson has focused on the importance of public school funding on student outcomes through adulthood, the effects of college-preparatory programs on students’ college and labor market outcomes, the effects of educational tracking on students’ academic achievement, and the effects of single-sex education on students’ academic performance. However, the bulk of Jackson’s work has focused on better understanding teacher labor markets, analyzing the impact of peer learning and schooling context on teacher effectiveness, the effect of student demographics on the distribution of teacher quality across schools, and the best measures of teacher quality. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University in 1998 and his Doctorate in Economics from Harvard University in 2007.

Work by Kirabo Jackson