Sarah E. Turner

Sarah Turner is a University Professor of Economics & Education and the Souder Family Professor at the University of Virginia, where she holds appointments in the Department of Economics, the Curry School of Education, and the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. She is also a Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economics Research. Turner received her PhD in economics from the University of Michigan and her undergraduate degree from Princeton University. Professor Turner’s research focuses on how students make choices about college going, the impact of financial aid, and the determinants of postsecondary degree attainment. Turner’s research also examines global education markets and the role of high-skill immigration in labor market outcomes. Turner is a co–principal investigator (with Caroline Hoxby) of the Expanding College Opportunities project, a randomized controlled trial that had a substantial impact on college choice for high-achieving low-income students. Professor Turner’s research has received funding from federal agencies and private foundations including the Institute for Education Sciences, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the Smith Richardson Foundation.

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