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Loeb, Susanna

Susanna Loeb
Susanna Loeb
Academic Title 
Other Titles 

Barnett Family Professor of Education

Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute on Economic Policy Research (by courtesy)

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Program Affiliations 
SHIPS (PhD): Economics of Education
SHIPS (PhD): Educational Policy
SHIPS (PhD): Organization Studies
Research Interests 
Achievement and Motivation
Applied Econometrics
Charter Schools
Credentialing / Preparation
Early Childhood Education
Economics of Education
Educational Policy
Educational Equity
Educational Research in Student Testing and Large-Scale Assessment
Equity and Poverty
High-stakes Testing
Policy Analysis and Implementation
Policy to Improve Research
Poverty and Child Welfare
Research Design
Research Methods
School Finance
State and Federal Education Policy
Statistical Issues in Educational Accountability and Large-Scale Assessment
Statistical Methods and Applications in Statistical Issues
Survey Research Methods
Teacher Education and Certification
Teacher Labor Markets
Teachers and Teachers' Unions

Education policy

Teacher career choices and teacher effectiveness

School leader labor markets and job performance

School finance reforms

Dr. Loeb specializes in the economics of education, and the relationship between schools and federal, state and local policies. Her work focuses particularly on school finance and teacher labor markets. She is the director of the Institute for Research on Education Policy and Practice (IREPP) and co-director of Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE).

  • PhD (Economics), University of Michigan, 1998;MPP (Public Policy Studies), University of Michigan, 1994
  • BS (Civil Engineering), Stanford University, 1988
  • BA (Political Science), Stanford University, 1988

Since 1999:

Assistant Professor of Education

Associate Professor of Education

Professor of Education

  • Economic Approaches to Education Policy Analysis (Ed 330x)
  • Economics of Education (Ed 220A, 220Y)
  • Workshop in the Economics of Education (Ed 314)
  • Advanced Topics in Quantitative Policy Analysis (Ed 339X)
  • Education Governance (Ed 226X)
  • Resource Allocation in Education (Ed 222)
  • Regression Analysis (Ed 250A)

“Surveying the Landscape of Teacher Education in New York City: Constrained Variation and the Challenge of Innovation.” Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis (with Donald Boyd, Pam Grossman, Karen Hammerness, R. Hamilton Lankford, Morva McDonald, Michelle Reininger, Mathew Ronfeldt, and James Wyckoff) 2009.

“The Narrowing Gap in New York City Teacher Qualifications and its Implications for Student Achievement in High-Poverty Schools.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (with Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Jonah Rockoff, and James Wyckoff) Volume 27 Issue 4. Fall 2008.

Alternative Routes to Teaching: Mapping the New Landscape of Teacher Education. (editor with Pamela Grossman). Harvard Education Press, 2008.

Getting Down to Facts: School Finance and Governance in California. Getting Down to Facts Project: Stanford University. (with Anthony Bryk and Eric Hannushek) 2007.

“How Changes in Entry Requirements Alter the Teacher Workforce and Affect Student Achievement” Education Finance and Policy1(2). (with Donald Boyd, Pamela Grossman, Hamilton Lankford, and James Wyckoff). 2006.

“Explaining the Short Careers of High-Achieving Teachers in Schools with Low-Performing Students,” American Economic Review 95(2): Papers and Proceedings of the 2005 American Economic Association Meetings. (with Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, and James Wyckoff). 2005.

“The Draw of Home: How Teachers’ Preferences for Proximity Disadvantage Urban Schools,” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 24(1). (with Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, and James Wyckoff). 2005.