Jon Hershaff, University of Michigan
Open to PhD students and faculty engaged in causal inference in education research.
From the speaker's bio:
Jonathan Hershaff joined the University of Michigan's doctoral program in economics in 2009 with research interests in public education policy and financing of higher education. Hershaff received his bachelor of arts from Vassar College in 2003, majoring in both mathematics and economics. After college he worked as a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington D.C. focusing on topics such as discrimination in the subprime mortgage market and impacts of Basel II regulation. For the following three years he worked at Wells Fargo Bank as an analyst in a commercial real estate lending group. Hershaff currently teaches a weekly salsa dancing class and competes with the ballroom dance team at the university.
The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies.
This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress. Discourse between these schools and departments creates a more complete community of education scholars, and provides a networking opportunity for students enrolled in a variety of academic programs who share common research interests. Open to PhD students and faculty engaged in causal inference in education research.