Sarah Reber

Associate Professor of Public Policy

University of California Los Angeles

SARAH REBER is an associate professor of public policy at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA, a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. After receiving her PhD in economics from Harvard University, Reber was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley. She was also a Staff Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton Administration. Professor Reber’s research in education has focused on school desegregation, elementary and secondary school finance, and college access. Her research in health economics has examined racial and ethnic disparities in covid-19 mortality and the advantages and disadvantages of promoting competition in health insurance markets.


Addressing Inequities in the US K-12 Education System

Despite decades of federal and state policy reforms and major philanthropic investments, there are still glaring deficiencies and inequities across the US K-12 education system. In “Addressing Inequities in the US K-12 Education System,” economists Nora Gordon of Georgetown University and Sarah Reber of University of California, Los Angeles argue that reducing inequities in American ...