Will S. Dobbie

Professor of Public Policy

Harvard Kennedy School

Curriculum Vitae

Harvard Kennedy School

79 John F. Kennedy St.

Cambridge, MA 02138


Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Bad Credit, No Problem? Credit and Labor Market Consequences of Bad Credit Reports with Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham, Neale Mahoney, and Jae Song, accepted at Journal of Finance. [Pre-Publication Version]
  2. Charter Schools and Labor Market Outcomes with Roland Fryer, accepted at Journal of Labor Economics. [Pre-Publication Version] [Online Appendix]
  3. The Causes and Consequences of Test Score Manipulation: Evidence from the New York Regents Examinations with Thomas Dee, Brian Jacob, and Jonah Rockoff, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 11(3): 382-423, 2019. [Pre-Publication Version] [Online Appendix]
  4. Racial Bias in Bail Decisions with David Arnold and Crystal Yang, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 133(4): 1885-1932, 2018. [Pre-Publication Version] [Online Appendix]
  5. The Effects of Pre-Trial Detention on Conviction, Future Crime, and Employment: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Judges with Jacob Goldin and Crystal Yang, American Economic Review, 108(2): 201-240, 2018. [Pre-Publication Version] [Online Appendix]
  6. Consumer Bankruptcy and Financial Health with Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham and Crystal Yang, Review of Economics and Statistics, 99(5): 853-869, 2017. [Pre-Publication Version] [Online Appendix]
  7. The Medium-Term Impacts of High-Achieving Charter Schools with Roland Fryer, Journal of Political Economy, 123(5): 985-1037, 2015. [Pre-Publication Version] [Online Appendix]
  8. Debt Relief and Debtor Outcomes: Measuring the Effects of Consumer Bankruptcy Protection with Jae Song, American Economic Review, 105(3): 1272-1311, 2015. [Pre-Publication Version] [Online Appendix]
  9. The Impact of Voluntary Youth Service on Future Outcomes: Evidence from Teach For America with Roland Fryer, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 15(3): 1031-1066, 2015. [Pre-Publication Version] [Online Appendix]
  10. The Impact of Attending a School with High-Achieving Peers: Evidence from the New York City Exam Schools with Roland Fryer, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 6(3): 58-75, 2014. [Pre-Publication Version; (2) Online Appendix]
  11. Getting Beneath the Veil of Effective Schools: Evidence From New York City with Roland Fryer, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 5(4): 28-60, 2013. [Pre-Publication Version] [Online Appendix]
  12. Information Asymmetries in Consumer Credit Markets: Evidence from Payday Lending with Paige Marta Skiba, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 5(4): 256-258, 2013. [Pre-Publication Version] [Online Appendix]
  13. Are High-Quality Schools Enough to Increase Achievement Among the Poor? Evidence from the Harlem Children's Zone with Roland Fryer, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 3(3): 158-187, 2011. [Pre-Publication Version]

Other Publications

  1. Proposals for Improving the U.S. Pretrial System with Crystal Yang, The Hamilton Project, March 2019.
  2. Equal Protection under Algorithms: A New Statistical and Legal Framework, with Crystal Yang.