Douglas Staiger
Research Associate


  • Teacher compensation
  • Teacher quality

Douglas Staiger is the John French professor in economics at Dartmouth College and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass. He received his bachelor’s degree from Williams College and his doctorate in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before joining Dartmouth in 1998, he was a faculty member at Stanford and Harvard universities. Staiger’s research interests include the economics of education, economics of healthcare, and statistical methods. His current research investigates teacher effectiveness in elementary and secondary education and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences. In the field of healthcare, his research investigates the quality of care in hospitals and labor markets for nurses and physicians. Staiger is a co-founder of ArborMetrix, a healthcare analytics company. Staiger was the recipient of the Arrow Award for the best paper in health economics in 2007, and the Eugene Garfield Economic Impact of Medical and Health Research Award in 2008.