Will Dobbie is a Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and co-editor at the Review of Economics and Statistics. His research studies the causes and consequences of poverty in America to understand how we can give individuals from all backgrounds a better chance of succeeding. His recent work has examined racial discrimination in the criminal justice system, the labor market consequences of bad credit reports, and the long-run effects of charter schools.
Dobbie received his Ph.D. from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2013. Before joining the faculty at Harvard Kennedy School, he was a professor at Princeton University. Dobbie is a recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the Jonathan Edwards Bicentennial Preceptorship at Princeton University, the W.E. Upjohn Institute Award, and the Distinguished CESifo Affiliate Award.