Thomas S. Dee is the Barnett Family Professor of Education at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). Dr. Dee is also a Research Associate in the Programs on Economics of Education, Health Economics and Children at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and the Faculty Director of the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities.

His research focuses largely on the use of quantitative methods (e.g., panel data techniques, instrumental variables, and random assignment) to inform contemporary policy debates. Examples include econometric evaluations of incentive and accountability-based reforms and an analysis of recent, stimulus-funded, school-turnaround initiatives. Dr. Dee received his doctorate and a master’s degree in economics from University of Maryland and his bachelor’s degree in economics with a focus on public policy from Swarthmore College.