Type: Seminar

Virtual schooling: New evidence from Florida

Date & time

Mar 11, 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:

Brian Jacob is the Walter H. Annenberg professor of education policy, professor of economics, co-director of the Education Policy Initiative, and past director of the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He is a faculty research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an executive committee member of the National Poverty Center. His current research focuses on urban school reform and teacher labor markets; other recent work examines school choice, education accountability programs, and housing vouchers. Jacob has extensive analytic experience using regression discontinuity methodology, and has also studied high school graduation requirements.

Jacob holds a PhD in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and an AB magna cum laude in Social Studies from Harvard 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.