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Keynote Speakers

Susan Dynarski

Portrait Susan Dynarski

Susan Dynarski is a professor of education, where she holds an appointment at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and she is a faculty research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Her research focuses on understanding and reducing inequality in education. She uses large-scale datasets and quantitative methods of causal inference to understand the effects of charter schools, financial aid, postsecondary schooling, class size, and high school reforms on academic achievement and educational attainment. She has testified before the several U.S. Senate committees and has consulted broadly with government agencies, including the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, U.S. Treasury, U.S. Department of Education, the Council of Economic Advisers, the US Government Accountability Office, school districts and state offices. In 2015, the Chronicle of Higher Education named her a "Top Ten Influencer", and she writes frequently for the New York Times.


Fabian Pfeffer

Portrait Fabian Pfeffer

Fabian Pfeffer is Professor of Sociology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich.

His work on social inequality, wealth, education, and quantitative methods appears in the American Sociological Review, the Annual Review of Sociology, Social Forces, the European Sociological Review, and other outlets. He is the recipient of the Early Career Award from two sections of the American Sociological Association, the section on Inequality, Poverty and Mobility and the section on Sociology of Education. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and others.