Jeff Denning is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame
His research focuses on the economics of education. He is interested in individual and institutional factors affecting human capital investment in college. To date, he has worked on college access, college completion, financial aid, effects of peers, STEM education, wage returns to college, and other topics.
He earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in peer reviewed journals such as the American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Review of Economics and statistics American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, and Journal of Human Resources among others. His work has been supported by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, the Spencer Foundation, and Arnold Ventures.
Jeff joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in May 2017.