Peter Q. Blair is on the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he co-directs the Project on Workforce. He serves as a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and the principal investigator of the BE-Lab — a research group with partners from Harvard University, Clemson University, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His group's research focuses on the link between the future of work and the future of education, labor market discrimination, occupational licensing, and residential segregation. He is the youngest of his parents’ seven sons, and got his start understanding markets by selling fruit and vegetables in the Bahamas in the Nassau Straw Market with his brothers.
Blair received his Ph.D. in applied economics in 2015 from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, his M.Sc. in theoretical physics in 2008 from Harvard University, and his B.Sc. in physics and mathematics in 200-6 from Duke University.