Javaeria Qureshi is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is an applied microeconomist with research interests in education, labor and development, with a focus on the role of the family. She has analyzed several important aspects of the interaction of families and schools in education production, including the household benefits of an educated older sister, the spillover effects from siblings’ teachers, and the systematic sorting of students to their older siblings’ former teachers. Her recent work examines the effect of public health insurance on education, the impact of an in-service teacher training program, and the relationship between teacher’s generation on racial achievement gaps.
As a WAPPP Research Fellow, Javaeria will be studying the effect of the introduction of ridesharing (e.g. Uber or Lyft) on the labor market outcomes of women. Her work has received funding from the Spencer Foundation, the International Food Policy and Research Institute, and the UK Government's Department for International Development. She is also a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007 and her PhD in Public Policy from the University of Chicago in 2012.
Labor economics, economics of education, development economics