Rucker Johnson

Rucker Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Johnson is a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Affiliate of the National Poverty Center and the Institute for Research on Poverty.

Matthew Johnson

Matthew Johnson is a Researcher at Mathematica Policy Research. In his dissertation Matthew examined how borrowing constraints affect student decisions about college entry and completion. Since joining Mathematica he has worked extensively developing and implementing value added models to measure school and teacher effectiveness at increasing student achievement.

Johnson received a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 2010. 

Guanglei Hong

Guanglei Hong is a member of the Committee on Education at the University of Chicago. Before joining the University of Chicago faculty in 2009, she had been an Assistant Professor in the Human Development and Applied Psychology Department at OISE/University of Toronto. She has focused her research on developing causal inference theories and methods for evaluating educational policies and instructional programs in multi-level, longitudinal settings.

Florian Hoffmann

Florian Hoffmann is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of British Columbia. His research interests are in the determinants of life-cycle career dynamics, earnings dynamics, dynamic discrete choice models of human capital formation, estimation of equilibrium search models, and the importance of student-instructor interactions for academic achievement on the post-secondary education level.

Eric Hanushek

Eric Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He has been a leader in the development of economic analysis of educational issues, and his work on efficiency, resource usage, and economic outcomes of schools has frequently entered into the design of both national and international educational policy. His research spans such diverse areas as the impacts of teacher quality, high stakes accountability, and class size reduction on achievement and the role of cognitive skills in international growth and development.

Chao Fu

Chao Fu is the Mary Claire Aschenbrenner Phipps Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her broad research area is empirical microeconomics that combines economic theories and econometrics tools to study policy relevant questions. Her research covers a wide range of topics, including education, urban policing, worker training, post-disaster reallocation and health insurance systems. A common theme of her research has been evaluating policy impacts from an equilibrium perspective.

Scott Groginsky

Scott Groginsky is the Education Policy Advisor at the US House Education and the Workforce Committee, Democratic Office. He has over 20 years of early education and K-12 education policy experience at the federal, state and local levels. For the past eight months, he has been the lead early childhood staff person at the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee Democratic office. He was Congressman Jared Polis' (D-CO) legislative aide on education and early education in Washington, D.C. for the previous two years.

Amy Claessens

Amy Claessens is a Research Associate and Assistant Professor in the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy, studying education, child development, and public policy. Claessens' work investigates how policies and programs influence child development and how early achievement and socioemotional skills relate to subsequent life outcomes. Claessens's work uses administrative or large-scale longitudinal data and utilizes both quantitative and qualitative techniques.

Valerie Dao

Valerie Dao is Portfolio Director for A Better Chicago where she manages a portfolio of grantee relationships and identifies new investment opportunities for A Better Chicago. In her role as an Associate at Mission Measurement, Valerie Dao supported primary and secondary research and model development for an array of nonprofit and philanthropic clients. Before joining Mission Measurement, Dao served as the Project Coordinator for Nobel Laureate James Heckman's Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group, a project of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.