Jacob L. Vigdor, Professor of Public Policy and Economics; Faculty Affiliate, Center for Child and Family Policy
Office Location: University of Washington
Office Phone: (206)616-4436
Email Address: email@example.com
Web Page: http://evans.uw.edu/profile/vigdor
Areas of Expertise
- Education Finance
- Racial/Ethnic Inequalities & Segregation
- Teacher Labor Markets
- Immigration and Migration
- Urban Affairs
- Housing Affordability
- Property Taxation
- Residential Segregation
PhD in Economics, Harvard University, 1999
BS with Distinction in Policy Analysis, Cornell University, 1994
Research Description: Educational achievement; teacher labor markets; racial inequality; residential segregation; housing affordability; political economy; college admissions policies; immigration and migration
Typical Courses Taught:
- Pubpol 312, Statistics for policy makers
- Pubpol 264s, Urban policy
- Econ 330, Empirical public economics
- J.L. Vigdor. From Immigrants to Americans: The Rise and Fall of Fitting In. December, 2009. [abs] [author's comments]
- C.T. Clotfelter, H.F. Ladd, J.L. Vigdor. "New Destinations, New Trajectories? The Educational Attainment and Persistence of Hispanic Youth in North Carolina.." Child Development 83.5 (September, 2012): 1608-1622.
- P.S. Arcidiacono, S. Khan, J.L. Vigdor. "Representation versus Assimilation: How do Preferences in College Admissions Affect Social Interactions?." Journal of Public Economics 95.1-2 (February, 2011): 1-15.
- C.T. Clotfelter, H.F. Ladd, and J.L. Vigdor. "The Academic Achievement Gap in Grades 3 through 8." Review of Economics and Statistics 91.2 (May, 2009): 398-419.
- Cook, P., R. MacCoun, C. Muschkin and J.L. Vigdor. "The Negative Impacts of Starting Middle School in Sixth Grade." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 27.1 (Winter, 2008): 104-121.
- Cutler, D.M., E.L. Glaeser, and J.L. Vigdor. "Is the Melting Pot Still Hot? Explaining the Resurgence of Immigrant Segregation." Review of Economics and Statistics 90.3 (August, 2008).
- J.L. Vigdor. "The Katrina Effect: Was There a Bright Side to the Evacuation of Greater New Orleans?." The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy Advances 7.64 (December, 2007).
- J.L. Vigdor. "Community Composition and Collective Action: Analyzing Initial Mail Response to the 2000 Census." Review of Economics and Statistics 86.1 (February, 2004): 303-312.
- J.L. Vigdor. "Locations, Outcomes, and Selective Migration." Review of Economics and Statistics 84.4 (November, 2002): 751-755.
- Cutler, D.M, E.L. Glaeser and J.L. Vigdor. "The Rise and Decline of the American Ghetto." Journal of Political Economy 107.3 (June, 1999): 455-506.
As of 9/1/14, Jacob Vigdor is Professor of Public Affairs at the University of Washington.
Current Ph.D. Students
- John B. Holbein
- Weiwei Hu
- Sandra N. McCourt
- Weiwei Hu
- Alvin Murphy
- Omari Swinton
- Jane Cooley
- Natalie Goodpaster
- Shauna Saunders
- Cathleen McHugh
- Jingshu Wang
- Dan Hungerman
- Thomas Ahn