Lesley J. Turner, Assistant Professor of Economics and Faculty Associate of the Maryland Population Research Center, received her PhD from Columbia University in 2012. Her research applies theory and methods from labor and public economics to topics in the economics of education and broadly considers the role government should play in providing and financing education. Dr. Turner received her BA from the University of Michigan in 2004 and her MPP from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan in 2005. She was awarded the Upjohn Institute Dissertation award for the best PhD dissertation in labor economics in 2012.
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New Tax Legislation Would Increase the Return to Work for Low-and Middle-Income Working Families
Forum December 3, 2013
Supporting America’s Lower-Middle-Class Families
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