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Celeste Carruthers
Celeste Carruthers

Celeste Carruthers has been appointed co-editor of the Economics of Education Review.

Carruthers is the Ed Boling Faculty Research Fellow and an associate professor of economics in UT’s Haslam College of Business. She also holds a dual appointment as a research faculty member in the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research.

During her three-year term, Carruthers will help oversee the peer review process for submitted studies. She will select referees, evaluate their reports, and decide which studies move toward eventual publication.

The journal publishes research on education policy and finance, human capital production and acquisition, and the returns to human capital. Its goal is to publish innovative, cutting-edge research on the economics of education that is of interest to academics, policymakers, and the public.

Economics of Education Review is a fantastic outlet for education research, and I am honored to join the editorial team,” Carruthers said. “I am invested in the journal’s success and look forward to helping its contributors enter the education policy conversation in a meaningful way.”

Carruthers’ work focuses on education policy with crossovers into public economics, labor economics, and economic history. Her recent and ongoing projects examine the effect of financial aid on college choices, Southern school expenditures in the wake of women’s suffrage, the 1940 Jim Crow wage gap, and the effect of a technical college education on the earnings and employment of non-traditional students.


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