William Evans

Keough-Hesburgh Professor

3111 Jenkins and Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46556


In 2007, William Evans joined the Department of Economics at Notre Dame as the university’s first Keough-Hesburgh Professor. This professorship was designed to attract scholars who would contribute to both the academic life as well as the Catholic mission of the university. His principal research interests are in applied microeconomics and he has worked on topics in labor economics, the economics of education, public finance, and health economics. He is a faculty affiliate of both the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. In 2012, he and his colleague Jim Sullivan started the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO). A unique research center that matches top researchers with passionate leaders in the social service sector to conduct impact evaluations that identify the innovative, effective, and scalable programs and policies that help people move permanently out of poverty.



Ph.D., Duke University, 1987

M.A., Duke University, 1985

B.A., Wake Forest University, 1983