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Douglas N. Harris Professor Tulane University Department of Economics

Douglas N. Harris

Professor and Department Chair of Economics
Schlieder Foundation Chair in Public Education
208 Tilton Memorial Hall


Research fields

Economics of education

Research interests:
  • The Market for Schooling: Choice, Charter Schools, and Vouchers 
  • Teacher Labor Markets, Productivity Measurement, and Incentive Design
  • Test-Based Accountability
  • Financial Aid and Other Student Incentives for College Entry and Completion
  • Research Methods: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Methods

Value-Added Measures in Education. 2011. Harvard Education Press. Nominated for the National Grawemeyer Award in Education.

Charter School City: What the End of Traditional Public Schools in New Orleans Means for American Education. 2020. University of Chicago Press.