Lester Lusher

Research Affiliate

University of Pittsburgh

Lester Lusher is currently an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Lester’s research centers around a broad array of topics in education and public policy, including monetary incentives, commitment devices, teaching assistants, sleep cycles, and unemployment insurance. Lester’s studies leverage both natural and experimental variation. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics in June 2017 from the University of California, Davis.

Lester Lusher joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in June 2019.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 16369
published in: American Economic Review, 2023, 113 (11), 2974-3002
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14105
published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2022, 14 (2), 285 - 319
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12548
published in: Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2020, 39 (2), 348 - 375
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10012
published in: Economic Inquiry; 2018, 56 (1), 252 - 262