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Academic Dean
Director, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy
Isabelle and Scott Black Professor of Political Economy, HKS; Professor of Education and Economics, HGSE
Assistant: Kelsey Heroux

David Deming, the Isabelle and Scott Black Professor of Political Economy, is the Academic Dean of Harvard Kennedy School, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the Faculty Director of the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy. His research focuses broadly on the economics of skill development, education and labor markets. He is a Principal Investigator (along with Raj Chetty and John Friedman) at the CLIMB Initiative, an organization that seeks to study and improve the role of higher education in social mobility. Deming also studies the “future of work”, in particular focusing on how technology changes the labor market returns to skills and the resulting implications for college and career pathways. He recently won the David N. Kershaw Prize, which is awarded biannually to scholars who have made distinguished contributions to the field of public policy and management under the age of 40. He is currently serving as a coeditor at the AEJ: Applied.


Phone: 617-495-4370
Assistant: Kelsey Heroux


Social Policy
Fairness & Justice
Education, Training & Labor
Poverty, Inequality & Opportunity

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