Douglas Staiger is the John French Professor in Economics at Dartmouth and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received his BA from Williams College in 1984 and his PhD in economics from MIT in 1990. Before joining Dartmouth in 1998, he was a faculty member at Stanford and Harvard.

Dr. Staiger’s research interests include the economics of education, economics of healthcare, and statistical methods. In the field of education, his current research investigates teacher effectiveness in elementary and secondary education, and is funded by the Gates Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences. In the field of healthcare, his current research investigates the quality of care in hospitals and labor markets for nurses and physicians, and is funded by the National Institute of Health and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Dr. Staiger was the recipient of the Arrow Award for the best paper in health economics in 2007, and the Eugene Garfield Economic Impact of Medical and Health Research Award in 2008.