C. Kirabo (Bo) Jackson is Associate Professor of Human Development and Social Policy in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, a Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

His research interests span the fields of labor economics, public finance, and applied econometrics, with a focus on the economics of education.

Much of his research has focused on the role of teachers in the K-12 system. Specifically, Jackson’s recent work analyzes the role of peer learning among teachers in determining teacher effectiveness, how student demographics directly affect the distribution of teacher quality across schools, and how policies that reward teachers (and students) for student achievement improve student outcomes.