Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Fellow, MacArthur Foundation, Inequality and Social Interactions Network (1997 - 2004)
  • Visiting Professor, Paris School of Economics (2006 - 2007)
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard University (1994 - 1997)
  • Morris Kahn Associate Professor of Economics, Harvard University (1997 - 2000)
  • Allie S. Freed Professor of Economics, Harvard University (2001 - 2007)
  • Harvard College Professor, Harvard University (2005 - 2007)
  • Scott and Donya Bommer Professor of Economics, Stanford University (2007 - Present)

Honors & Awards


  • Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard University (1988)
  • Hoopes Prize, Harvard University (1988)
  • Best Thesis in Economics, Harvard University (1988)
  • Rhodes Scholarship, Harvard University (1988)
  • Best Master of Philosophy Thesis in Economics, University of Oxford (1990)
  • Graduate Fellowship, National Science Foundation (1990-1993)
  • Fellowship for Research Related to Education, Spencer Foundation (1993)
  • Fellowship, Ford Foundation (1993)
  • Best Dissertation in Public Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1994)
  • National Tax Association Award, National Tax Association (1994)
  • Fellow, Bunting Institute (1996)
  • John M. Olin Junior Faculty Fellowship in Economics, Harvard University (1998)
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Economics, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (1999)
  • Carnegie Scholar, Carnegie Corporation of New York (2000)
  • Global Leader of Tomorrow, World Economic Forum (2002-2003)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Phi Beta Kappa of Harvard University (2006)
  • Thomas B. Fordham Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in Education, Thomas B. Fordham Institute (2006)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Editor, Annual Review of Economics (2010 - Present)
  • Senior Advisor, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (2012 - Present)
  • Honors and Awards Committee Member, American Economics Association (2009 - 2012)
  • Presidential Appointee, National Board for Education Sciences (2004 - 2009)
  • Program Committee Member, Society of Labor Economists (2009 - 2010)
  • Editor, The B.E. Journals in Economic Analysis and Privacy (2004 - 2010)
  • Program Committee Member, The Econometric Society (2008 - 2008)
  • Founding Editorial Board Member, Quantitative Economics (2008 - 2008)
  • Program Committee Member, The Econometric Society (2005 - 2005)
  • Review Panel Member, The Spencer Foundation (2004 - 2007)
  • Governor's Appointee, Texas Joint Select Committee on Public School Finance (2003 - 2005)
  • Program Committee Member, American Economics Association (2003 - 2003)
  • Associate Editor, Review of Economics and Statistics (2003 - 2006)
  • Advisory Council Member on Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education (2002 - 2003)
  • Economics Panel Member, National Science Foundation (2001 - 2003)
  • Editorial Board Member, Education Next (2001 - Present)
  • Program Committee Member, The Econometrics Society (2000 - 2000)
  • Forecasting in Science and Engineering Panel Member, National Academy of Sciences (1997 - 2000)
  • Referee, American Economic Review (1994 - Present)
  • Referee, Quarterly Journal of Economics (1994 - Present)
  • Referee, Journal of Political Economy (1994 - Present)
  • Referee, Journal of Public Economics (1994 - Present)
  • Referee, Journal of Labor Economics (1994 - Present)
  • Faculty Senate, Stanford University (2011 - 2013)
  • Member, Committee on Course Evaluation, Stanford University (2012 - Present)
  • Undergraduate Advisory Council (UGAC, H&S), Stanford University (2009 - 2013)
  • Study of Undergraduate Education at Stanford (SUES), Breadth Subcommittee Member, Stanford University (2010 - 2012)
  • Task Force on Undergraduate Expansion, Stanford University (2007 - 2008)
  • Statistics Subcommittee Member, Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid (H&S), Stanford University (2007 - Present)
  • Member, Advisory Committee to the President for the selection of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Stanford University (2006 - 2007)
  • The Resources Committee Member (FAS), Stanford University (2001 - 2007)
  • Member, Advisory Committee to the President for the selection of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Stanford University (2004 - 2005)
  • Member, The Committee on Research Policy (FAS), Stanford University (2003 - 2007)
  • Member, Subcommittee on university policy with respect to electronic publications, copyright, and archival storage, Stanford University (2005 - 2007)
  • Faculty Council (FAS), Stanford University (1996 - 1999)
  • Graduate Policy Committee Member, Stanford University (2010 - Present)
  • Co-Chair, Junior Faculty Recruiting, Stanford University (2008 - 2009)
  • Co-Chair, Graduate Student Recruiting, Stanford University (2008 - 2009)
  • Director, Economics of Education Program, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
  • Member, Hoover Koret Task Force on K–12 Education
  • Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
  • Research Associate, Labor, Public Economics, and Children programs, National Bureau of Economic Research

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Economics (1994)
  • M.Phil., University of Oxford, Economics (1990)
  • A.B., Harvard University, Economics (1988)

Stanford Advisees


  • Doctoral Dissertation Reader (AC)
    Leonardo Rosa
  • Doctoral Dissertation Advisor (AC)
    Caue Dobbin, Christina Kent

All Publications


  • The effects of the tax deduction for postsecondary tuition: Implications for structuring tax-based aid ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION REVIEW Hoxby, C. M., Bulman, G. B. 2016; 51: 23-60
  • What High-Achieving Low-Income Students Know About College AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW Hoxby, C. M., Turner, S. 2015; 105 (5): 514-517
  • The Economics of Online Postsecondary Education: MOOCs, Nonselective Education, and Highly Selective Education AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW Hoxby, C. M. 2014; 104 (5): 528-533
  • The Missing "One-Offs": The Hidden Supply of High-Achieving, Low-Income Students BROOKINGS PAPERS ON ECONOMIC ACTIVITY Hoxby, C., Avery, C. 2013: 1-65
  • A REVEALED PREFERENCE RANKING OF US COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS Avery, C. N., Glickman, M. E., Hoxby, C. M., Metrick, A. 2013; 128 (1): 425-467

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  • The governance and performance of universities: evidence from Europe and the US ECONOMIC POLICY Aghion, P., Dewatripont, M., Hoxby, C. M., Mas-Colell, A., Sapir, A. 2010: 7-59
  • The Changing Selectivity of American Colleges JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES Hoxby, C. M. 2009; 23 (4): 95-118
  • The Governance and Performance of Research Universities: Evidence from Europe and the U.S. Economic Policy Aghion, P., Dewatripont, M., Hoxby, C. M., Mas-Colell, A., Sapir, A. 2009
  • Does competition among public schools benefit students and taxpayers? Reply AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW Hoxby, C. A. 2007; 97 (5): 2038-2055
  • Methods of Assessing the Achievement of Students in Charter Schools Charter Schools: Their Growth and Outcomes Hoxby, C. M., Murarka, S. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 2007
  • A Tapestry of Choice Programs Reforming Education in Florida Hoxby, C. M. edited by Peterson, P. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press. 2006
  • The Supply of Charter Schools Charter Schools Against the Odds Hoxby, C. M. edited by Hill, P. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press. 2006
  • Adequate Yearly Progress Refining the Heart of the No Child Left Behind Act Within Our Reach: How American Can Educate Every Child Hoxby, C. M. edited by Chubb, J. E. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. 2005
  • Pulled away or pushed out? Explaining the decline of teacher aptitude in the United States Joint Meeting of the Society-of-Government-Economists/116th Annual Meeting of the American-Economic-Association Hoxby, C. M., Leigh, A. AMER ECONOMIC ASSOC. 2004: 236–40
  • Political jurisdictions in heterogeneous communities JOURNAL OF POLITICAL ECONOMY ALESINA, A., Baqir, R., Hoxby, C. 2004; 112 (2): 348-396
  • Do and Should Financial Aid Decisions Affect Students' College Choices? College Choices: The New Economics of Choosing, Attending, and Completing College Avery, C., Hoxby, C. M. edited by Hoxby, C. M. University of Chicago Press. 2004
  • School Choice and School Competition: Evidence from the United States Swedish Economic Policy Review Hoxby, C. M. 2004; 10 (2)
  • Reforming Education in Texas Hoxby, C. M. Hoover Institution Press. 2004
  • College Choices: The Economics of Where to Go, When to Go, and How to Pay for It edited by Hoxby, C. M. University of Chicago Press. 2004
  • The Economics of School Choice edited by Hoxby, C. M. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2003
  • School Choice and School Productivity (Or, Could School Choice be a Rising Tide that Lifts All Boats)" The Economics of School Choice Hoxby, C. M. edited by Hoxby, C. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2003
  • A Nation at Risk, Then and Now: What has Changed and What has Not Our Schools and Our Future Hoxby, C. M. edited by Peterson, P. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press. 2003
  • The Power of Peers: How Does the Makeup of A Classroom Influence Achievement Education Next Hoxby, C. M. 2003; 2 (2)
  • Would school choice change the teaching profession? Symposium on Designing Incentives to Promote Human Capital Hoxby, C. M. UNIV WISCONSIN PRESS. 2002: 846–91
  • How School Choice Affects the Achievement of Public School Students Choice with Equity Hoxby, C. M. edited by Hill, P. Stanford: Hoover Press. 2002
  • The Cost of Accountability School Accountability Hoxby, C. M. edited by Evers, W., Walberg, H. Stanford: Hoover Press. 2002
  • All school finance equalizations are not created equal QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS Hoxby, C. M. 2001; 116 (4): 1189-1231
  • If Families Matter Most, Where Do Schools Come In? A Primer on American Schools Hoxby, C. M. edited by Moe, T. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press. 2001
  • Where Should Federal Education Initiatives Be Directed? K-12 Education Versus Higher Education Financing College Tuition Hoxby, C. M. edited by Kosters, M. Washington, DC: AEI Press. 2001
  • Rising Tide: New Evidence on Competition and the Public Schools Education Next Hoxby, C. M. 2001; 1 (4)
  • Does competition among public schools benefit students and taxpayers? AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW Hoxby, C. M. 2000; 90 (5): 1209-1238
  • The effects of class size on student achievement: New evidence from population variation QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS Hoxby, C. M. 2000; 115 (4): 1239-1285
  • The productivity of schools and other local public goods producers JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ECONOMICS Hoxby, C. M. 1999; 74 (1): 1-30
  • The Effects of School Choice on Curriculum and Atmosphere Earning and Learning: How Schools Matter Hoxby, C. M. edited by Mayer, S., Peterson, P. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press. 1999
  • How much does school spending depend on family income? The historical origins of the current school finance dilemma 110th Annual Meeting of the American-Economic-Association Hoxby, C. M. AMER ECONOMIC ASSOC. 1998: 309–14
  • What do America's 'Traditional' Forms of School Choice Teach Us About School Choice Reforms Federal Reserve Bank of New York Economic Policy Review Hoxby, C. M. 1998; 4 (1)
  • Analyzing School Choice Reforms Using America's Traditional Forms of School Choice Learning from School Choice Hoxby, C. M. edited by Hassel, B., Peterson, P. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press. 1998
  • Tax Incentives for Higher Education Tax Policy and the Economy Hoxby, C. M. edited by Poterba, J. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press. 1998
  • Are efficiency and equity in school finance substitutes or complements? JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES Hoxby, C. M. 1996; 10 (4): 51-72
  • How teachers' unions affect education production QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS Hoxby, C. M. 1996; 111 (3): 671-718
  • Evidence on Private School Voucers: Effects on School and Students Performance-Based Approaches to School Reform Hoxby, C. M. edited by Ladd, H. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution. 1996
  • How New York City Schools Affect Achievement NBER Policy report and technical report Hoxby, C., Kang, J., Muraka, S. Cambridge: NBER. 1009