Professor Bruce Sacerdote

Dartmouth College Department of Economics

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Economics Professor Bruce Sacerdote holds the Richard S. Braddock 1963 Professorship in Economics and is serving as the Vice-Chair of the Economics Department through 2010.

His research interests include an array of public policy issues, and bring the rigor of economic research to bear on such questions as the impact of education on income, health, and well-being; the effect of relocation after Hurricane Katrina on students’ educational outcomes; why there are fertility differences across developed countries; the incentives for criminal activity; and the life chances of adopted children living in different family environments. His peer-reviewed papers appear in the top journals in economics, and his work has been quoted in Business Week, Forbes, Investors Business Daily, The Manchester Union Leader, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Freakonomics, and The New Yorker. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1990 as Class Salutatorian before receiving his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1997, specializing in econometrics, causal inference, and applied microeconomics. Professor Sacerdote joined the Dartmouth faculty in 1998 as an assistant professor and became a full professor in 2005.