Peter Blair

Faculty, Harvard University Graduate School of Education

Participation in DITE: Cohort 11

Dr. Peter Q. Blair is on the faculty at Harvard University in the Graduate School of Education  where he co-directs the Harvard Project on Workforce. He serves as a Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and the Principal Investigator of the BE-Lab – a research group with partners across several universities. His group’s research focuses on questions at the intersection of the economics of education, labor economics,  public economics and the economics of digitization.  In addition to his scholarly work, Dr. Blair has served as a volunteer economist  with the Council of Economic Advisers during the Biden-Harris presidential transition. He is also an active member of his local church. Dr. Blair received his Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, his M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics from Harvard University, and his B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics from Duke University. He is the youngest of his parents’ seven sons, and got his start understanding markets by selling fruit and vegetables in the Bahamas in the Nassau Straw Market with his brothers.

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