Nathaniel Hilger

Assistant Professor of Economics


Nathaniel Hilger joined Brown University and the PSTC in 2013. His dissertation focused on issues in the economics of education.

One of Hilger's papers shows that higher parental income during college-age years raises children’s college enrollment, but by much less than comparable changes in financial aid. Another paper shows that teachers who raise child test scores also tend to improve children’s future college outcomes and earnings. His ongoing research and teaching explore sources of inequality in long-term outcomes and policies that seek to help children overcome disadvantaged backgrounds.  


Economics of education