Jeffrey T. Denning

Research Affiliate

University of Notre Dame

Network Program Areas

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.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15874
Sandra E. Black, Jeffrey T. Denning, Lisa J. Dettling, Sarena Goodman, Lesley Turner
forthcoming in: American Economic Review
IZA Discussion Paper No. 14338
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2022, 90, 102287
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12411
Jeffrey T. Denning, Eric R. Eide, Merrill Warnick
published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2022, 14 (3), 1 - 29
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12239
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2021, 56 (4), 1113-1140
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11808
published online in: Review of Economics and Statisics, 15 October 2021
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11792
published in: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2019, 11 (3), 193-224
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10997
published in: Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2019, 38 (3), 706-731
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10913
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2019, 54 (3), 760-784