Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Economics, LEO Co-Founder
Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (Notre Dame)
Bill’s day-to-day work is focused on finding new and exciting research opportunities with LEO’s partners. Before founding LEO, he was appointed as the Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame in 2007 and served as an editor of the Journal of Human Resources from 2007-2012. Bill held a 6-year term as the Chair of the Economics Department at Notre Dame (2014-2020), and he’s currently a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He also serves as an Affiliated Professor of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. He received his BA in Economics and Math from Wake Forest University and his MA and PhD in Economics from Duke University. Bill specializes in health economics research, the economics of education, and public finance.