Dr. Douglas Webber is a fellow with BPC’s Higher Education Project. Dr. Webber is currently an Associate Professor in the Economics Department at Temple University and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics. He has published on a wide variety of topics in the fields of labor economics and the economics of higher education, including: earnings inequality, expenditures in higher education, the gender pay gap, the economic returns to college major, and student loan debt. His research has appeared in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and the Economics of Education Review, as well as popular press outlets such as the New York Times and the Chronicle of Higher Education. He has testified in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on the topic of student loan policy and higher education finance.
Dr. Webber holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Florida, as well as Masters and Ph.D. Degrees in Economics from Cornell University. Prior to joining Temple University, Dr. Webber worked as an economist at the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau during the final two years of his graduate study at Cornell.