June Park John

June (juneparkjohn@stanford.edu) is a doctoral student in the Economics of Education and International Comparative Education programs at Stanford University. She holds a B.A. in Human Biology, M.S. in Management Science & Engineering, and a M.A. in Economics from Stanford University and an M.A. in Education from UC Berkeley. She is an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) fellow and a recipient of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Mentored Global Research Fellowship. Her research focuses on education inequalities, particularly at the intersection of technology and education. One of her dissertation articles is forthcoming at Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

Her dissertation is comprised of three papers that provide multiple perspectives on diversity gaps in technology, both domestically and internationally. The first paper establishes differential representations within the technology labor force and in higher education in the Silicon Valley by race and gender group. The second paper provides insight into gender differences in facing harder or easier competition through an experiment in eighteen Malaysian public school classrooms. The third paper provides a causal analysis of a policy allowing computer science to count towards a mathematics graduation requirement in Texas.

Selected publications

John, J. (2017). Gender differences and the effect of facing harder competition. Forthcoming, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

(working paper) John, J., & Carnoy, M. Race and gender gaps in the technology industry in Silicon Valley from 1980-2015.

Committee: Martin Carnoy (primary advisor), Christine Min Wotipka, Prashant Loyalka, Muriel Niederle

Dissertation: Careers, Competition and Coursework: Race and Gender Gaps in Technology

Research interests: Education policy; international and comparative education; economics of education; behavioral economics; race and gender inequalities; causal methods in quantitative research

Stanford University
Ph.D. Economics of Education & International Comparative Education (dual concentration), expected June 2018
M.A. Economics, June 2017
M.S. Management Science and Engineering, June 2006
B.A. Human Biology, June 2006

University of California, Berkeley
M.A. Education, May 2010

Contact Info:
Center for Education Policy Analysis Stanford University
520 Galvez Mall
Stanford, CA 94305