Dan D. Goldhaber is a Research Associate at the Urban Institute in the Education Policy Center. He is an economist who specializes in the economics of education and education finance. His research focuses on issues of educational productivity and reform at the K-12 level. Examples of published work in these areas include analyses of: the demographic and productivity impacts of educational vouchers, the effects of teacher qualifications and quality on student achievement, and the effect of the interaction between student and teacher race, gender, and ethnicity on student achievement. He has professional publications in the Journal of Human Resources, Economics of Education Review, the Journal of Urban Economics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Education Economics, and Phi Delta Kappan.
Prior to joining the Urban
Institute, Dr. Goldhaber served as the Assistant Director for Education
at the CNA Corporation and as an adjunct instructor in economics at Strayer
University. Dr. Goldhaber is also an elected member of the Alexandria City
School Board where he has served since 1997. He received a BA from the
University of Vermont and an MS and Ph.D. in Labor Economics from Cornell
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