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About Nora Gordon

Nora Gordon is Associate Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Her research interests center around the economics of education, including fiscal federalism, desegregation and political economy. She has studied the causes and consequences of school desegregation, intergovernmental grants, school district consolidation, and the current and historical federal role in elementary and secondary education. Professor Gordon is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Education Research. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation for Education Research, the American Educational Research Association, and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. She received her B.A. in economics with the concentration in public policy from Swarthmore College in 1995 and her Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 2002. Before coming to GPPI, she was Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego from 2002 to 2010.


Present Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
Present McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
Present Associate Professor, Georgetown University

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Georgetown University
37th and O Streets NW
Washington DC 20057


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