Jeffrey Grogger, Ph.D.

Irving Harris Professor in Urban Policy

Jeff Grogger, the Irving Harris Professor in Urban Policy in the Harris School, is one of the nation's leading experts on welfare reform. He specializes in labor economics, applied microeconomics, applied econometrics, and economics of crime. His recent work includes projects on international migration and racial inequality. For his work on racial profiling, he received the Outstanding Statistical Application Award for 2007 from the American Statistical Association.

Grogger received a PhD in economics from the University of California, San Diego. He was a coeditor of the Journal of Human Resources from 1996 to 2008. Before joining Chicago Harris, he taught at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Grogger has also been a research fellow in the Office of the Attorney General of the State of California. He is the chair of the National Longitudinal Surveys Technical Review Committee, a research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a research fellow with the Institute for the Study of Labor (Bonn, Germany).



Welfare Reform: Effects of a Decade of Change. With Lynn A. Karoly. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005.