Daniel Shoag

Associate Professor, Harvard Kennedy School; Visiting Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University

Daniel Shoag is an associate professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School, a visiting professor at Case Western Reserve University, and an affiliate of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government. His research focuses on state and local government finance, worker signaling and the hiring process, and regional and urban economics. Daniel’s research has been published in major academic journals like the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Review of Economics and Statistics, and has been featured, among other outlets, in the New York Times, Bloomberg, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. He was selected as one of Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30 in 2012. Daniel has worked as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, a visiting professor at Tel Aviv University, and was selected as a rising new scholar by the Stanford University Center on Poverty and Inequality. Daniel has received research grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. His research was awarded a prize for Best Paper on State, Local, and Regional Economic and Fiscal Issues at the Brooking’s Conference on Municipal Finance in 2017. He co-founded and now co-chairs the 200+ person HumTech conference in Boston and is a co-editor of the annual peer-reviewed conference proceedings volume. Daniel received his BA and Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and lives in Newton, MA and Cleveland, OH with his wife and four sons.