Jonathan Guryan

Jonathan Guryan is Associate Professor of Human Devlopment and Social Policy in the Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy. His work spans various topics related to labor markets, education policy, and social interaction. His research interests include the causes and consequences of racial inequality, the development of skills and human capital in both early childhood and adolescence, the labor market for teachers, social interactions in the workplace, youth violence, and lottery gambling. In recent projects, he has investigated the effectiveness of an individualized, intensive math-instruction program, and the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy based interventions for at-risk youth.Guryan is a faculty fellow at the Institute for Policy Research, and chair of the program in Human Development and Social Policy at Northwestern. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a co-director of the Education Lab, in the Urban Labs at the University of Chicago, and an editor of the Journal of Labor Economics. His research has received support from the Smith Richardson Foundation, W. T. Grant Foundation, National Science Foundation, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and Institute for Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education. In 2009, he received the John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association. Before joining Northwestern, he was on the faculty of the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.