Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard University
Eric Taylor was most recently a NAEd/Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellow. Erics research examines the employer-employee interactions between schools and teachershiring decisions, job design, training, performance evaluationwith a focus on how schools and teachers decisions in those interactions affect student opportunities and outcomes. His work uses econometric methods designed to identify the causal effects of different approaches to teaching and different approaches to managing teachers. Erics job market paper New Technology and Teacher Productivity examines how instructional computer tools change the work of classroom teachers and alter teachers contributions to student learning. His previous work has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Human Resources, and the Journal of Public Economics. His research on teacher evaluation has been featured in Slate, Time, The Washington Post, and Education Week. In 2013 Eric was recognized for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring by the Stanford GSE, and in 2006 he received the Chancellors Service Award at UCLA. Prior to Stanford, Eric worked at the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University.