Elizabeth Dhuey

Associate Professor


Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources
Department of Management at the University of Toronto, Scarborough
Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Department of Economics
Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Education policy
  • Economics of education
  • School entry
  • School transitions
  • Human capital
  • Students
  • Educational economics
  • Labour economics
  • Child development

Full publications list



Elizabeth Dhuey is an associate professor of economics at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on the economics of education and in particular, the early years of children’s development. She has written articles on the effect of age at school entry on later academic and labor market outcomes. In addition, she has researched the effect of fiscal incentives in state funding formulas on special education identification and placements and the effects of school principals on student achievement. Her current research focuses on programs and interventions and their effects on early child development.

Her research has been published in top economics and education journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Education Finance and Policy, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and the Economics of Education Review. It also has been cited by the popular press, including The New York Times, in the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell and has appeared on 60 Minutes.


BA, University of Colorado, Boulder
MA, University of California, Santa Barbara
PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara