Paul T. Heyne Distinguished Chair in Economics and Richard Meese Chair in Applied Econometrics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jeffrey Smith is Paul T. Heyne Distinguished Chair in Economics and Richard Meese Chair in Applied Econometrics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Associate Director for Research and Teaching of the Institute for Research on Poverty, and a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1996 and taught at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Maryland and the University of Michigan prior to coming to Wisconsin in January 2018. His research centers on experimental and non-experimental methods for the evaluation of interventions, with particular application to social and educational programs. He has published papers on many aspects of the evaluation and operation of active labor market programs, along with papers examining the labor market effects of university quality, teacher value-added in developing countries, and the use of statistical treatment rules to assign persons to government programs.
Recent work by Jeffrey Smith
Even interventions with large average benefits do not help everyone, which is a serious challenge for education policy in developing countries