David Figlio is the Orrington Lunt Professor and 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 conducts research on a wide range of education and health policy issues from school accountability and standards to welfare policy and policy design. His current research projects involve studying the interrelationship between health and education, the ways in which parents confer advantage and disadvantage to their children, and the role of educational institutions in affecting these relationships; higher education policies and practices such as online education and educational staffing; K-12 education policies such as school accountability, school choice, and teacher tenure; and early childhood health and education policies such as early interventions for autism spectrum disorders. He also recently led a National Science Foundation-sponsored national network to facilitate the use of matched administrative datasets to inform and evaluate education policy. He earned in PhD in economics in 1995 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.