Josh Kinsler is an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at the University of Georgia. Professor Kinsler’s research is focused on the economics of education, both at the primary and secondary levels. At the primary school level, Professor Kinsler has examined the robustness of common value-added models for evaluating teacher effectiveness, racial disparities in school discipline, and the impact of discipline on student and school outcomes. In higher education, Prof. Kinsler has research on peer effects, college major choice, and whether low-income families are able to access top quality schools.
Kinsler earned his Ph.D in Economics from Duke University in 2007.