Daniel Shoag

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Taubman Center for State and Local Government
Office Address
Taubman-358
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 114
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-495-7649
Email: Dan_Shoag@hks.harvard.edu
Assistant
Marlana Creed (617-496-1472)
Daniel Shoag

Profile

Daniel Shoag is an assistant professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and an affiliate of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government. His research focuses on state and local government finance, worker signalling and the hiring process, and regional and urban economics. Daniel’s research has been published in major academic journals and has been featured, among other outlets, in the New York Times, Bloomberg, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal. He was selected as one of Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30 in 2012. Daniel has worked as a visiting scholar  at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, a visiting professor at Tel Aviv University, and was selected as a rising  new scholar by the Stanford University Center on Poverty and Inequality. Daniel has received research grants from the US Department of Transportation,  the Russell Sage Foundation, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. He co-founded and now co-chairs the 200+ person HumTech conference in Boston and is a co-editor of the annual peer-reviewed conference proceedings volume. Daniel received his BA and Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and lives in Newton with his wife and three children.

Courses

Spring

Research

For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.

Selected Publication Citations:

  • HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
    • Shoag, Daniel, and Nicholas Carollo. "The Causal Effect of Place: Evidence from Japanese-American Internment." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-022, June 2016.
    • Shoag, Daniel, and Stan Veuger. "No Woman No Crime: Ban the Box, Employment, and Upskilling." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-015, March 2016.
    • Modestino, Alicia Sasser, Daniel Shoag, and Joshua Ballance. "Downskilling: Changes in Employer Skill Requirements Over the Business Cycle." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-014, March 2016.
    • Shoag, Daniel. "“No More Credit Score”: Employer Credit Check Bans and Signal Substitution." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-008, February 2016.

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