Bruce Sacerdote

Richard S. Braddock 1963 Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College


In addition to his teaching and research at Dartmouth, Professor Bruce Sacerdote is a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

His current work focuses on the economics of education and peer effects in education. He is the principal investigator on a set of experiments designed to encourage more high school seniors to apply to and attend college. In other work, he is investigating the returns to attending a highly selective institution.

All of Professor Sacerdote’s projects include a large and hardworking set of undergraduate research assistants, Presidential Scholars, and co-authors. Current projects employ twelve different undergraduates including one full-time project manager and another who is the first author on the study.

Professor Sacerdote teaches a senior seminar in finance. One course highlight are the frequent and lively guest lectures from dedicated Dartmouth alumni who are working in varied aspects of finance.

His work has been published in American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Review of Economics and Statistics. It has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio.    

He received his BA from Dartmouth College and his PhD from Harvard University.

Education is an investment with high returns in the forms of health, wealth and happiness.

– Bruce Sacerdote