Kirabo Jackson

J-PAL Affiliated Professor

Professor of Human Development and Social Policy

Northwestern University

Kirabo Jackson is Professor of Human Development and Social Policy at Northwestern University. He is a labor economist who studies education and social policy issues. He has analyzed aspects of education policy such as the importance of public school funding on student outcomes through adulthood, the effects of educational tracking on students’ academic achievement, and the effects of single-sex education on students’ academic performance. The majority of Kirabo’s work has focused on better understanding teacher labor markets. His research on teachers analyzes the role of peer learning in teacher effectiveness and how best to measure teacher quality among other related topics.

Kirabo earned his bachelor’s degree in ethics, politics, and economics from Yale University in 1998 and his PhD in economics from Harvard University in 2007.