About Us

Philip Oreopoulos
Director and Professor

Philip Oreopoulos is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, at Berkeley and his M.A. from the University of British Columbia. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and Research Fellow at the Canadian Institute For Advanced Research. He has held a previous visiting appointment at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is editor at the Journal of Labor Economics. Dr. Oreopoulos’ current work focuses on education policy, especially the application of behavioral economics to education and child development. He often examines this field by initiating and implementing large-scale field experiments, with the goal of producing convincing evidence for public policy decisions.

Uros Petronijevic

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at York University. My research interests are in public economics, the economics of education, and labour Economics. My current research is focused on understanding how incentives in education determine teacher performance and how low-cost interventions can improve outcomes for university students. I received my Ph.D. in economics from the University of Toronto in 2016.

James Lahey

James is the programmer working on the Student Achievement Lab platform. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Toronto in 2015.