Professor Douglas Staiger is the John French Professor in Economics at Dartmouth College and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His recent research has focused on the measurement of teacher and school effectiveness and how to use this information in the design of feedback and evaluation systems that support school improvement and teacher development.
Professor Staiger was a lead researcher on the Measures of Effective Teaching Project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and is a principal investigator on the National Center for Teacher Effectiveness funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. He has collaborated on additional projects with school districts including Los Angeles Unified, New York City, and Charlotte Mecklenberg, and was a member of the New York State Department of Education Growth Model Technical Advisory Committee. He has done related research on the impacts of school choice on student achievement, measuring and analyzing the quality of care in hospitals, and analyzing the labor market for nurses.
Professor Staiger holds a BA from Williams College and a PhD in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to coming to Dartmouth, he was a faculty member at Stanford University and Harvard University.