Elizabeth Dhuey is an associate professor of economics at the University of Toronto. Her primary appointment is at the Department of Management at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. She holds her graduate appointment at OISE in the Department of Leadership, Higher, and Adult Education. She is also non-budgetary cross-appointed to the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, the Department of Economics, and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Additionally, Elizabeth is an adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at McMaster University. She received her B.A. (1999) in economics and sociology from the University of Colorado, Boulder and her M.A (2002) and PhD (2007) in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Elizabeth’s research focuses on the economics of education. In particular she focuses on three main areas: (1) the early years of children’s development; (2) special education financing; and (3) education and training for the future world of work. Her research has been published in top economics and education journals and also has been widely cited by the popular press, for example in The Globe and Mail, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, in the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell and has appeared on 60 Minutes.
Professor Dhuey serves at the Chair of the Canadian Women Economists Committee. She is the co-director of FutureSkills research lab and the academic director of the Research Initiative on Education + Skills.