Daniel Shoag

Associate Professor
Department of Economics
Weatherhead School of Management

Daniel Shoag, PhD, is a visiting associate professor at the Weatherhead School of Management. He is an associate professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and an affiliate of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government.

His research focuses on state and local government finance, worker signaling and the hiring process, and regional and urban economics. Shoag’s research has been published in major academic journals and has been featured, among other outlets, in The New York Times, Bloomberg, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He was selected as one of Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30 in 2012.

Shoag has worked as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, a visiting professor at Tel Aviv University, and was selected as a rising new scholar by the Stanford University Center on Poverty and Inequality. He has received research grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. He co-founded and now co-chairs the 200+ person HumTech conference in Boston and is a co-editor of the annual peer-reviewed conference proceedings volume.

Shoag received his BA and PhD in economics from Harvard University and lives in Newton, MA, with his wife and four children.

Initially Appointed: 2017

Curriculum Vita


Harvard University
Bachelor of Arts
Harvard University

Teaching Information

Courses Taught

  • Econometrics
  • Individual Readings and Research
  • Urban Economics
  • Economics for Managers
  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Economics
  • Public Finance

Office Hours

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