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Professor of Public Policy
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Will Dobbie is a Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses broadly on the causes and consequences of poverty in the U.S. His recent work has examined racial bias in the criminal justice system, the labor market consequences of bad credit reports, and the long-run effects of charter schools. He is a recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, as well as the Jonathan Edwards Bicentennial Preceptorship at Princeton University. Other honors include the W.E. Upjohn Institute Award for the best dissertation on employment and the Distinguished CESifo Affiliate Award.

His research website can be found here.

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Outside Professional Activities For Will Dobbie

Organization Relationship
Amazon Research or teaching appointment
American Fair Credit Council Consulting
Freedom Financial Network Consulting
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Paid external reviewer

Contact

Phone: 617-495-0405

Expertise

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

Mailing Address

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Cambridge, MA 02138