Ofer Malamud

Associate Professor of Human Development and Social Policy at Northwestern University

Ofer Malamud is Associate Professor of Humand Development and Social Policy at Northwestern University. He is an economist focused on education policy from an international perspective. His research is concentrated in three substantive areas: educational investments over the life course, the role of technology in the formation of human capital, and the effect of general and specific education on labor market outcomes. He has studied these topics in a wide range of institutional settings across countries such as Chile, England, Israel, Mexico, Peru, Romania, Scotland, and the United States. Ofer Malamud is a faculty fellow at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the CESifo Research Network. He also serves as a research consultant for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Before joining Northwestern, he was on the faculty of the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy and a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution