Cecilia Rouse

Dean; Lawrence and Shirley Katzman and Lewis and Anna Ernst Professor in the Economics of Education. Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

426 Robertson Hall
Heather Evans


  • Labor Economics
  • Education


Her primary research interests are in labor economics with a focus on the economics of education. Rouse has served as an editor of the Journal of Labor Economics and is currently a senior editor of The Future of Children. She is the founding director of the Princeton University Education Research Section, is a member of the National Academy of Education and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. In 1998-99 she served a year in the White House at the National Economic Council and from 2009-2011 served as a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. She also serves on the boards of MDRC, the National Bureau of Economic Research, Council on Foreign Relations, the Pennington School, and is an independent director of the T. Rowe Price Funds. Rouse is also an executive committee member for the International Atlantic Economics Society. Ph.D. Harvard University.

Office hours appointments can be made through the Web Appointment Scheduling System (WASS) at the following link: http://wase.princeton.edu. Office hours are held in 424 Robertson Hall.