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Susan M. Dynarski

Nonresident Senior Fellow - Economic Studies, Center on Children and Families

Susan Dynarski is a professor of public policy, education, and economics at the University of Michigan, where she holds appointments at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, School of Education, Department of Economics, and Institute for Social Research. She is a Faculty Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment. Dynarski earned an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard, a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard, and a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT.

Dynarski has been a Visiting Fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Princeton University.  She has been an editor of The Journal of Labor Economics and Education Finance and Policy and is currently an editor of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Dynarski’s research focuses on the effectiveness of charter schools, the optimal design of financial aid, the price elasticity of private school attendance, the relationship between postsecondary schooling and labor market outcomes, and the effect of high school reforms on academic achievement and educational attainment.

Dynarski has testified to the US Senate Finance Committee, the US House Ways and Means Committee and the President's Commission on Tax Reform. She has consulted broadly on student aid reform, including at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, White House, Treasury and Department of Education and frequently consults with the Council of Economic Advisers on education policy.

Susan Dynarski is a professor of public policy, education, and economics at the University of Michigan, where she holds appointments at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, School of Education, Department of Economics, and Institute for Social Research. She is a Faculty Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment. Dynarski earned an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard, a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard, and a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT.

Dynarski has been a Visiting Fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Princeton University.  She has been an editor of The Journal of Labor Economics and Education Finance and Policy and is currently an editor of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Dynarski’s research focuses on the effectiveness of charter schools, the optimal design of financial aid, the price elasticity of private school attendance, the relationship between postsecondary schooling and labor market outcomes, and the effect of high school reforms on academic achievement and educational attainment.

Dynarski has testified to the US Senate Finance Committee, the US House Ways and Means Committee and the President’s Commission on Tax Reform. She has consulted broadly on student aid reform, including at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, White House, Treasury and Department of Education and frequently consults with the Council of Economic Advisers on education policy.