Susan Dynarski, Past President

Susan Dynarski is a professor of economics, education, and public policy at the University of Michigan. She is co-director of the Education Policy Initiative and the Michigan Education Data Center. She is a faculty research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and past president at the Association for Education Finance and Policy. She has been a visiting fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Princeton University. She currently serves on the American Economic Journal/Economic Policy Board of Editors and is a past editor of Education Finance and Policy, Journal of Labor Economics, and Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.

Dynarski’s research focuses on financial aid, charter schools, the effect of school reforms, and inequality in education. She has consulted broadly on education and tax policy at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, White House, Treasury, and the Department of Education. She has testified to the US Senate Finance and HELP Committees, the US House Ways and Means Committee, and President's Commission on Tax Reform.

Dynarski earned an AB in social studies from Harvard, a master of public policy from Harvard, and a PhD in economics from MIT.

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