Rucker Johnson

Rucker Johnson
Rucker Johnson
Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy,
University of California, Berkeley

Rucker Johnson is the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy in the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a faculty research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. As a labor economist who specializes in the economics of education, Dr. Johnson’s work considers the role of poverty and inequality in affecting life chances and seeks to improve our understanding of the causes, consequences, and remedies of inequality in this country. He was one of 35 scholars to receive the prestigious 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. His research has appeared in leading academic journals, featured in mainstream media outlets, and he has been invited to give policy briefings at the White House and on Capitol Hill. He is author of the book Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works. Dr. Johnson earned his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan.    

Publications by Rucker Johnson
GDTFII Brief Effects
California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), signed into law in 2013, represents a substantial investment in school districts serving disadvantaged students and a modest relaxation of restrictions on district expenditures. The policy came at a…