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Rachel Baker

Research Interests: higher education success and persistence, higher education policy, descriptive and causal methods, broad access schools, economics of education, labor market outcomes, educational sorting and equity

Faculty Advisors: Sean Reardon, Eric Bettinger, Tom Dee

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Ximena A. Portilla

Research Interests: Early childhood development; resilience; executive functioning; stress reactivity; social inequality in early childhood; domestic & international early childhood & social policy; interventions; immigrant children

Dissertation Committee: Jelena Obradović, Sean Reardon, Deborah Stipek, Aisha K. Yousafzai

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Eric Taylor

Research Interests: Personnel Economics, Labor Economics, Economics of Education, Applied Econometrics

Dissertation Committee: Susanna Loeb, Eric Bettinger, Brian Jacob

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Rachel Valentino

Research Interests: Early childhood education policy and practice; English learners; Bilingual instruction; Child development; Descriptive, causal, and longitudinal research methods; School district-university research partnerships; Socioeconomic inequality

Dissertation Committee: Sean Reardon, Deborah Stipek, Kenji Hakuta

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Ben York

Ben York

Research Interests: Traditionally Under-Served Populations, Information Provision, Educational Processes, Early Childhood Education, Behavioral Economics

Dissertation Committee: Susanna Loeb, Deborah Stipek, Tom Dee

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