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Douglas N. Harris
Professor and Department Chair of Economics
Schlieder Foundation Chair in Public Education
302 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.