David Figlio is the Orrington Lunt Professor Dean of the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, as well as Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He earned his PhD in Economics in 1995 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research on education and social policy, including influential work on school accountability, standards, welfare policy, and policy design, has been published in numerous leading journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Law and Economics, JAMA Pediatrics, and Journal of Human Resources. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Education, and Health and Human Services, as well as the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropic Society, Smith Richardson Foundation and Spencer Foundation. He is a member of the Executive Board of the National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research and serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Human Resources and associate editor of several other leading journals. He has served on numerous national education task forces and panels, and has advised several U.S. states and nations on five continents on the design, implementation and evaluation of education policy.