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Assistant Professor of economics, Amherst College

I am a labor and public economist studying social and economic policy issues primarily focused on the economics of education, school finance, and inequality. Most of my research examines the effects of education policies implemented during primary and secondary school on reducing economic and racial inequality in student achievement and educational attainment. One strand of my work focuses on measuring the extent to which increased resources in schools leads to improved student outcomes. Another area of my research seeks to reduce informational and administrative barriers preventing high-achieving, disadvantaged students from applying to and succeeding in college.