Douglas O. Staiger

John French Professor in Economics

My research interests include the economics of education, economics of healthcare, and statistical methods. In the field of education, my current research investigates teacher effectiveness in elementary and secondary education. In the field of healthcare, my current research investigates the quality of care in hospitals and labor markets for nurses and physicians.

Department(s): 
Economics
Education: 
B.A. Williams College
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Selected Publications

“The Nursing Workforce in an Era of Health Care Reform” New England Journal of Medicine, 368(16):1470-1472, April 18, 2013 (with David Auerbach, Ulrike Muench and Peter Buerhaus).

“Have We Identified Effective Teachers? Validating Measures of Effective Teaching Using Random Assignment,” MET Project Research Paper, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, January 2013 (with Thomas Kane, Daniel McCaffrey, and Trey Miller).

“Information and Employee Evaluation: Evidence from a Randomized Intervention in Public Schools,” American Economic Review, 102(7):3184-3213, 2012 (with Jonah Rockoff, Tom Kane and Eric Taylor).

“Composite Measures for Rating Hospital Quality with Major Surgery.” Health Services Research, 47(5):1861-1879, 2012 (with Justin Dimick, Nicholas Osborne, Lauren Nicholas, and John Birkmeyer).

“Association Between Hospital Recognition for Nursing Excellence and Outcomes of Very Low-Birth-Weight Infants.” JAMA, 307(16):1709-1716, 2012 (with Eileen Lake, Jeffrey Horbar, Robyn Cheung, Michael Kenny, Thelma Patrick, and Jeannette Rogowski).