Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Research led by Brian Jacob cited in Atlantic story

Tags: economics of education, higher education, jacob


A working paper released in March by the National Bureau of Economic Research, “Teacher Applicant Hiring and Teacher Performance: Evidence From Public Schools,” was cited in a story on hiring in The Atlantic. The working paper studied the relationship among applicant characteristics, hiring outcomes, and teacher performance in the Washington, D.C. Public Schools. Researchers led by Jacob included scholars from Columbia University, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and MDRC. The Atlantic story, “The Science of Smart Hiring,” can be accessed here.

Brian Jacob is Professor, School of Education; Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Professor, Department of Economics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

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