Jeffrey Grogger

Irving Harris Professor in Urban Policy at Harris School of Public Policy


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About Jeffrey Grogger

Jeff Grogger, the Irving Harris Professor in Urban Policy at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, has authored dozens of scholarly articles focusing on problems of low-income populations. An applied microeconomist, he has worked on issues including crime, education, migration, and various aspects of racial inequality. He is a leading authority on social insurance programs and on US welfare reform.

Grogger received a PhD in economics from the University of California, San Diego. Before joining Harris, he taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has served as a coeditor of the Journal of Human Resources, as Chair of the National Longitudinal Surveys Technical Review Committee, as a research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research, and as a research fellow with the Institute for the Study of Labor.


Welfare Reform

Welfare Reform: Effects of a Decade of Change, with Lynn A. Karoly. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005

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