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Type: Seminar

Variation in instructor effectiveness in higher education

Date & time

Apr 27, 2016, 8:30-10:00 am EDT


Open to PhD students and faculty engaged in causal inference in education research.

About the speaker:

Dr. Kevin Stange is an assistant professor of public policy. His research interests lie broadly in empirical labor and public economics, with a focus on higher education and health care. He is currently doing research on college choice and changes in the health care workforce. In the past, he has studied educational uncertainty, fertility timing, college quality, and the determinants of participation in social insurance programs. Prior to joining the Ford School, he was a Robert Wood Johnson scholar in health policy research at the University of Michigan. He received undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering and economics from MIT and his PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.


About CIERS:

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.