- Office Address
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John F. Kennedy School of Government
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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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Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Avery, Christopher, Travis St. Clair, Michael Levina, and Kenneth
Hill. "The 'Own Children' Fertility Estimation Procedure: A
Reappraisal." Population Studies 67.2 (2013): 171-183.
Avery, Christopher, Mark Glickman, Caroline Hoxby, and Andrew
Metrick. "A Revealed Preference Ranking of U.S. Colleges and
Universities." Quarterly Journal of Economics 128.1
(February 2013): 425-467.
- 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.
- Research Papers/Reports
Hoxby, Caroline M., and Christopher Avery. "Low-Income
High-Achieving Students Miss Out on Attending Selective Colleges."
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Spring 2013.