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Awards, Honors, Fellowships:

John and Lydia Pearce Mitchell University Fellow in Undergraduate Education

Stanford University

October 2014

In October 2014, Professor Caroline Hoxby was named The John and Lydia Pearce Mitchell University Fellow in Undergraduate Education. The fellowship is part of Stanford University’s Bass University Fellows in Undergraduate Education Program, which recognizes faculty for extraordinary contributions to undergraduate education. Becoming a Bass University Fellow is Stanford’s highest teaching honor.


The Smithsonian Institution Ingenuity Award

Smithsonian Institution


Professor Caroline Hoxby received The Smithsonian Institution's Ingenuity Award for her work as a Principal Investigator of the Expanding College Opportunities project, a randomized controlled trial that had dramatic effects on low-income, high achievers' college-going education choices. Her research in this area began with a demonstration that low-income high achievers usually fail to apply to any selective college.


Stanford Economics Department Award, Teacher of the Year

Stanford University


The faculty of the Department of Economics presents this award (which is based on nominations and commendations from students) to the instructor whose teaching and advising is deemed to be the most stellar. Caroline Hoxby received the recognition in equal part for her undergraduate and graduate teaching.


Young Global Leader

World Economic Forum


Young Global Leaders are exceptional young leaders selected by the World

Economic Forum for their boldness, bravery, action orientation, entrepreneurship and for their commitment to make the world a better place.


Thomas B. Fordham Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in Education

Thomas B. Fordham Foundation


In 2006, Professor Hoxby earned the Thomas B. Fordham Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in Education. The prize is awarded to a scholar who has made major contributions to education reform via research, analysis, and successful engagement in the war of ideas. An independent seven-member prize committee comprised of education scholars, journalists, and two Foundation trustees selected Professor Hoxby for the award.


Phi Beta Kappa Prize for Excellence in Teaching

Harvard University’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter


Professor Hoxby received this award for teaching excellence (which is decided by the members of Harvard University's Phi Beta Kappa chapter) in 2006. Each year, the award is given to three members of the Harvard Faculty.


Global Leader of Tomorrow

World Economic Forum


Global Leaders of Tomorrow are selected by the World Economic Forum because they represent the new generation of leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to addressing issues beyond their immediate professional interest. They are global decision-makers already holding positions of considerable influence and responsibility.


Carnegie Scholar

Carnegie Corporation of New York


By being named a Carnegie Scholar, Professor Hoxby was recognized as a "Scholar of Vision" whose work addresses vital issues within the scope of Education, International Development, Democracy, and International Peace and Security.


Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Economics

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation


By receiving an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, Professor Hoxby was singled out as an early-career scholar of “outstanding promise”. This award is given to only a few economists each year.


Fellow, MacArthur Foundation, Inequality and Social Interactions Network

MacArthur Foundation


From 1996-2004, Caroline Hoxby was a MacArthur Foundation fellow – dynamic thinkers who are selected by the MacArthur Foundation because of their promise to solve complex challenges collaboratively.


John M. Olin Junior Faculty Fellowship in Economics

John M. Olin Foundation


Professor Hoxby was a recipient of The Olin Fellowship in 1998, a fellowship awarded annually to a young economist whose work promoted understanding of American economic institutions.


Bunting Institute Fellow

Bunting Institute


In 1996, Professor Hoxby was selected as a Bunting Institute Fellow. Bunting Fellows are awarded to scholars conducting innovative, advanced research who benefit for a year in the open and rich intellectual atmosphere of the Bunting Institute (now the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study).


National Tax Association Award, Best Dissertation in Public Economics

National Tax Association


Professor Caroline Hoxby was selected by a panel of experts from the National Tax Association on the basis of her work's originality, clarity of exposition, and significance for government finance. Only one new Ph.D. receives this award each year.


Ford Foundation Fellowship

Ford Foundation



Spencer Foundation Fellowship for Research Related to Education

Spencer Foundation



National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship

National Science Foundation



Best M.Phil. Thesis in Economics

University of Oxford



Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Trust, Oxford


Each year 32 young Americans are selected as Rhodes Scholars, chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership.


Best Thesis in Economics, Hoopes Prize, Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard University