Date & time

Apr 22, 2015, 8:30-10:00 am EDT


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

From the speaker's bio:

Dr. Isaac McFarlin is an assistant research scientist of public policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. A labor economist focused on education policy, Dr. McFarlin is also a research associate with the Texas Schools Project at the University of Texas at Dallas. His work examines the efficacy of college remediation - also known as developmental education - in promoting academic performance and educational attainment. More recently, he is undertaking evaluations on the consequences of across-the-board tuition subsidies offered by community colleges on labor market success and race-neutral college admissions programs like the Texas Top 10 Percent Plan. Mr. McFarlin received undergraduate degrees in Economics and Mathematics from Boston University and a PhD in economics from Northwestern University.

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.