Nora Gordon is Associate Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Her research interests center around the economics of education, including fiscal federalism, desegregation and political economy. She has studied the causes and consequences of school desegregation, intergovernmental grants, school district consolidation, and the current and historical federal role in elementary and secondary education. Professor Gordon is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Education Research. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation for Education Research, the American Educational Research Association, and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Before coming to Georgetown, she was Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego from 2002 to 2010.