John Friedman

Associate Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs

John N. Friedman is an associate professor of economics and international affairs and public policy. His research brings together theory and data, harnessing the power of large administrative datasets to yield policy-relevant insights on a wide range of topics, including taxation, healthcare, and education quality. His work has appeared in top academic journals as well as in major media outlets. His most well-known papers estimate the long-term effects of teachers on student outcomes such as college attendance and earnings; in just one year, a great teacher can raise the lifetime earnings of a single class of students by nearly $1.5 million. This work was cited by President Obama in his 2012 State of the Union Address. Friedman has also worked as special assistant to the President for economic policy at the National Economic Council in the White House from 2013-2014. He holds a PhD in economics, an AM in statistics, and a BA in economics, all from Harvard University. He is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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Raj Chetty, John Friedman, Emmanuel Saez, Nicholas Turner, Danny Yagan. (2017)
Raj Chetty, John Friedman, Jonah Rockoff. (2017). American Economic Review, 107(6), 1685-1717
Raj Chetty, John Friedman, Jonah Rockoff. (2016). American Economic Review, 106(5), 393-99
Michal Kolesár, Raj Chetty, John Friedman, Edward Glaeser, Guido W. Imbens. (2015). Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, 33(4), 474-484
Raj Chetty, John Friedman, Jonah Rockoff. (2014). American Economic Review, 104 (9), 2593-2632
Raj Chetty, John Friedman, Jonah Rockoff. (2014). American Economic Review, 104(9), 2633-79
Raj Chetty, John Friedman, Søren Leth-Petersen, Torben Heien Nielsen, Tore Olsen. (2014). Quarterly Journal of Economics, 129(3), 1141–1219
John N. Friedman