Chloe Gibbs

Research Affiliate

University of Notre Dame

Chloe Gibbs is an assistant professor in the economics department at the University of Notre Dame where she is also a faculty affiliate of the Institute for Educational Initiatives and the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities. She is the director of Notre Dame’s Graduate Program for Interdisciplinary Education Research. From 2022-2023, she served in Washington, DC as a senior economist with the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. Dr. Gibbs’s research focuses on measuring the effects, both intended and unintended, of policies and programs targeted at disadvantaged children and families. She is interested broadly in understanding how public investments in education translate into outcomes for children, their families, communities, and education systems. Recent projects include investigating the intergenerational transmission of Head Start effects, understanding the role of publicly-funded education in facilitating maternal employment, and exploring the role of “soft skills” in children’s educational and labor market trajectories. Dr. Gibbs’s research has been cited by National Public Radio, Newsweek, TIME, U.S. News, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. In addition to research funding from the National Science Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation, Smith Richardson Foundation, and American Educational Research Association, she has received support from a National Academy of Education and Spencer Foundation-supported postdoctoral fellowship, the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research’s Early Career Research Grants Program, and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Scholars Program.