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Eric Taylor

Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard University

Eric Taylor

Eric Taylor is an assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Eric studies the economics of education, with a particular interest in employer-employee interactions between schools and teachers—hiring and firing decisions, job design, training, performance evaluation. His work has been published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Human Resources, and Journal of Public Economics; and featured in Slate, Time, The Washington Post, and Education Week. Eric was a Spencer Dissertation Fellow in 2014, and was recognized for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring by the Stanford GSE in 2013.

Recent Publications

Understanding Human Resources in Broad-Access Higher Education . Susanna Loeb, Agustina Paglayan, Eric S. Taylor. In Kirst, M.W & Stevens, M.L. (Eds.), Remaking College: The Changing Ecology of Higher Education, Stanford University Press, 2015.
Information and employee evaluation: Evidence from a randomized intervention in public schools . Jonah E. Rockoff, Douglas O. Staiger, Thomas J. Kane, Eric S. Taylor. American Economic Review, 102(7), pp. 3184-3213. 2012.
The effect of evaluation on teacher performance . Eric S. Taylor, John H. Tyler. American Economic Review, 102(7), pp. 3628-3651. 2012.
Can Teacher Evaluation Improve Teaching? Eric S. Taylor, John H. Tyler. Education Next, 12(4), 2012.
Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness . Thomas J. Kane, Amy L. Wooten, Eric S. Taylor, John H. Tyler. Education Next, 11(3), 2011.
Identifying effective classroom practices using student achievement data . Thomas J. Kane, Eric S. Taylor, John H. Tyler, Amy L. Wooten. Journal of Human Resources, 46(3), pp. 587-613. 2010.
Using student performance data to identify effective classroom practices . John H. Tyler, Eric S. Taylor, Thomas J. Kane, Amy L. Wooten. American Economic Review, Papers & Proceedings, 100(2), pp. 100(2): 256–260. 2010.