Heidi Williams to join Dartmouth College

Development and healthcare economist Heidi Williams will leave Stanford University to take up a professorship at Dartmouth College in July.

She will move institutions after four years at Stanford, where she is the Charles R. Schwab professor of economics and a professor, by courtesy, at Stanford Law School.

Prior to joining Stanford in 2019, Williams was an associate professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She obtained her Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, her master’s in development economics from the University of Oxford and her bachelor’s in math from Dartmouth.

Williams is director of science policy at the Institute for Progress think tank and co-chair of the science for progress initiative at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.

Announcing her new post on Twitter, Williams said: “Starting in July, I will be joining the economics department at Dartmouth – my alma mater, and home to so many of my closest mentors and friends.

She added: “It is bittersweet to be leaving Stanford, where I’ve learned a huge amount over the past several years.”