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 postdoctoral research fellow at the Stanford University Center for Education Policy Analysis and the Director of Research at CEPA Labs. He received his Master’s (Diplom Univ.) in International Economics from the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg in 2011 and his Ph.D. in Economics and Finance from the University of St. Gallen in 2016. His research interest focus on education policy, technology in education, and causal analysis.