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: jvigdor@uw.edu
Web Page: http://evans.uw.edu/profile/vigdor

Areas of Expertise

  • Education
    • Accountability
    • Achievement
    • 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

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. J.L. Vigdor. From Immigrants to Americans: The Rise and Fall of Fitting In.  December, 2009.  [abs] [author's comments]
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
  7. 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).
  8. 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.
  9. J.L. Vigdor. "Locations, Outcomes, and Selective Migration." Review of Economics and Statistics 84.4 (November, 2002): 751-755.
  10. 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.

Curriculum Vitae

As of 9/1/14, Jacob Vigdor is Professor of Public Affairs at the University of Washington.

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former 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  

Jacob L. Vigdor