Caroline Hoxby, a professor of economics at Stanford University, will speak about “Opportunity, Meritocracy and Access to Higher Education” on Monday, Dec. 2, the next in a series of Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good.
Hoxby will speak at 3 p.m. in the multipurpose room at the Student Community Center at UC Davis.
She is the Scott and Donya Bommer Professor of Economics at Stanford University, the director of the Economics of Education Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
A public and labor economist, Hoxby is one of the world’s leading scholars in the economics of education. She is the principal investigator of the Expanding College Opportunities project, which has had dramatic effects on encouraging low-income high-achievers to attend college.
Her research also has focused on explaining the rising cost of higher education, the effects of school choice and charter schools on student achievement, and the effects of teacher unionization.