Scott Latham

Scott Latham is an IES Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Education Policy Analysis. Scott received a Masters in Public Policy (2013) and Ph.D. in Education Policy (2016) both from the University of Virginia. He received a B.A. in Psychology from Lafayette College in 2010. He is interested in issues of racial/ethnic and socioeconomic inequality, and particularly in issues of quality and access in the early childhood setting. Scott’s previous work leverages national data to document large changes over the past two decades both in children’s skills at kindergarten entry and in their kindergarten classroom experience. His current work investigates the effects of statewide accountability policies in early childhood education.

Hans Fricke

Hans ( is a PhD candidate in economics and finance at the University of St.Gallen under the supervision of Michael Lechner. His primary research fields are labor economics and the economics of education. His doctoral thesis analyzes determinants of student performance and major choices in higher education. Hans has been a visiting researcher at the Stanford Graduate School of Education since March 2015 collaborating with Eric Bettinger and Susanna Loeb.