Derek Neal

  • Professor of Economics
  • University of Chicago



Derek Neal is a Professor in the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics and the Committee on Education at the University of Chicago. Much of Professor Nealʼs recent research focuses on the design of incentive and accountability systems for educators. In 2018, he published Information, Incentives, and Education Policy (Harvard University Press). This book employs standard tools from information economics to examine a range of education reform agendas, from assessment-based accountability and centralised school assignments to charter schools and voucher systems. Professor Neal demonstrates where these programmes have been successful, where they have failed, and why.