Peter Q. Blair

Assistant Professor of Education

Harvard University

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 and public economics, the future of work and the future of education, labor market discrimination, occupational licensing, and residential segregation. 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.