David Figlio is the Director of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University and Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy and of Economics. Figlio conducts research on a wide range of education and health policy issues from school accountability and standards to welfare policy and policy design.
Figlio’s work has been published in numerous leading journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, and Journal of Human Resources.
Figlio is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the executive board of the National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research. He served as the inaugural editor of the Association for Education Finance and Policy’s journal, Education Finance and Policy (MIT Press), and currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Human Resources and Associate Editor of the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Journal of Urban Economics, Education Finance and Policy, and Public Finance Review.