Dan L. Ma

I am the son of Vietnamese refugees, a first-generation college graduate, a member of the LGBTQ+ community, a former Pell Grant recipient, a product of Title I schools, and an empirical social scientist.

Starting Fall 2023, I began my Ph.D. in Economics of Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, Stanford Graduate Fellowship Recipient, and Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Fellowship Recipient. My advisors are Professor Susanna Loeb and Professor Tom Dee. 

I was previously a Predoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School working with Professor Will Dobbie and Professor Crystal Yang on Reducing Racial Bias in Bail Decisions

My mission is to help students attain the opportunities and education they deserve. I engage in economics research to inform policymakers and community leaders about the institutional changes that are needed to achieve equity and to combat discrimination in our education systems. One of my goals is to foster academic environments that enable all students to thrive, especially those who continue to face social and economics barriers to such rights. Dan Ma

Dan L. Ma


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