Christopher Avery

Roy E. Larsen Professor of Public Policy and Management
Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy
Office Address
Littauer-212
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 47
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-496-4063
Fax: 617-496-5960
Email: Christopher_Avery@hks.harvard.edu
Assistant
Kathleen Schnaidt (617-495-9913)
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Christopher N. Avery, Roy E. Larsen Professor of Public Policy, teaches analytic courses in microeconomics and statistics. He studies rating and selection mechanisms, focusing on the college admissions system. His first book, The Early Admissions Game, coauthored with Andrew Fairbanks and Richard Zeckhauser, was published by Harvard University Press in March 2003. In his current research, he studies college application patterns and college enrollment choices for high school students. He completed a PhD in economic analysis at the Stanford Business School and holds prior degrees from Harvard and Cambridge universities.

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Research

For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.

Selected Publication Citations:

  • HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
    • Avery, Christopher. "The Amherst Telementoring Program for High-Achieving, Low-Income Students: Results of a Pilot Study with a Randomized Controlled Trial." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-055, November 2014.

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