Douglas A. Webber
Research Affiliate

Dr. Webber is currently an Associate Professor in the Economics Department at Temple University and serves as a Research Affiliate at JFI. 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 currently serves as a co-editor at the Economics of Education Review and Contemporary Economic Policy. He has testified in front of both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives 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.