Sarah Turner

Sounder Family Endowed Chair and University Professor of Education and Economics, University of Virginia; National Bureau of Economic Research

Sarah Turner is a University Professor and the Souder Family Professor at the University of Virginia and a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research. Turner’s research focuses on the economics of the education market, with particular attention to higher education. Recent work focuses on the economics of college choice and how federal financial aid affects students’ collegiate attainment. Turner is a Principal Investigator of the Expanding College Opportunities project, a randomized controlled trial that had significant effects on the college choices of low-income, high achievers. Her research also examines scientific labor markets and the flow of foreign students to colleges and universities in the U.S. Turner received her B.A. from Princeton University and her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.