Faculty Expert Profile

Nicholas Papageorge

  • Broadus Mitchell Associate Professor


  • Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Languages spoken

  • English

Nicholas Papageorge is the Broadus Mitchell Associate Professor of Economics. His research uses large data sets to examine how people invest in their human capital. Papageorge's previous research focused on how the need to work led people in lower socioeconomic classes to ignore COVID-19 precautions such as social distancing.

Other research by Papageorge has shown that having one Black teacher in elementary school makes Black children more likely to graduate high school and to enroll in college.

Recent coverage

The Real Reason Black Kids Benefit From Black Teachers
Apr 14, 2017
/ The New York Times
It's better to be born rich than gifted
Oct 8, 2018
/ The Washington Post

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