My work is at the intersection of education policy, economics of education, sociology of education, and developmental psychology. I am interested in a constellation of topics centered on educational inequality and policy, and my research considers the ways that districts, schools, teachers, peers, and parents can contribute to or ameliorate educational inequality.

I am particularly interested in examining the intended and unintended consequences of policies and interventions, as well as understanding the variety of ways that policies can affect different students. To capture the effects of interventions and policies, much of my work—including my dissertation research—uses methods that examine differences across the whole distribution, and not just between average levels of student achievement.

Links to selected papers below

Districts and Schools



Distributional Methods