Susan M. Dynarski

Professor of Public Policy, Education, and Economics, University of Michigan; Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution

Susan Dynarski is a professor of public policy, education, and economics at the University of Michigan, where she holds appointments at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, School of Education, Department of Economics, and Institute for Social Research. She is a Faculty Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment. Dynarski earned an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard, a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard, and a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT.

Dynarski has been a Visiting Fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Princeton University as well as an associate professor at Harvard University. She has been an editor of The Journal of Labor Economics and Education Finance and Policy and is currently on the board of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. She has been elected to the boards of the Association for Public Policy and Management and Association for Education Finance and Policy. The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators awarded her the Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award for excellence in research on student aid.

Dynarski has testified about education and tax policy before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, and the President’s Commission on Tax Reform.