Jonathan Guryan

Lawyer Taylor Professor of Education and Social Policy

Northwestern University

JONATHAN GURYAN is the Lawyer Taylor Professor of Education and Social Policy, a Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research, and a courtesy member of the Economics Department and the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a co-founder and co-director of the Education Lab at the University of Chicago. Much of his research falls into two main categories, understanding the sources and consequences of racial inequality and the economics of education. His work on these subjects has been published in leading journals such as the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Political Economy. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Education.


Overcoming Pandemic-Induced Learning Loss

The global COVID-19 pandemic created not only a once-a-century public health crisis but also a once-a-century public education crisis. Unfortunately, the United States federal government’s financial assistance to schools to overcome pandemic-induced learning loss is about to expire – despite the fact that the country has made almost no progress remediating this learning loss. In ...