Susanna Loeb is a professor of education at Stanford University, director of the Institute for Research on Education Policy and Practice at Stanford (IREPP) and a co-director of Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE). IREPP's mission is to support high quality, multi-disciplinary empirical research that is informed by collaboration with stakeholders and practitioners and that, in turn, informs the improvement of education policy and practice; while PACE aims to link academic research more closely to the policy needs at the state level.
Loeb specializes in the economics of education and the relationship between schools and federal, state and local policies. Her research addresses teacher policy, looking specifically at how teachers' preferences affect the distribution of teaching quality across schools, how pre-service coursework requirements affect the quality of teacher candidates, and how reforms affect teachers' career decisions. She also studies school leadership and school finance, for example looking at how the structure of state finance systems affects the level and distribution of resources across schools. Susanna is a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Policy Council of the Association for Policy Analysis and Management, Co-Editor of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and President-Elect of the American Education Finance Association.
Personal Website: Stanford.edu/~sloeb