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John F. Kennedy School of Government
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Joshua S. Goodman, Assistant
Professor of Public Policy, teaches empirical methods and the
economics of education. His research interests include labor and
public economics, with a particular focus on education policy.
His two main strands of research focus on the
relationship between financial aid, college choice and degree
completion; and the impact of various forms of math
education on student achievement, educational attainment and
earnings. Goodman received a BA in physics from Harvard University,
an MPhil in education from Cambridge University, and a PhD in
economics from Columbia University. Prior to starting his PhD, he
was a public high school math teacher in Watertown,
Seminar:Social and Urban Policy
For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.
Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Cohodes, Sarah R., and Joshua S. Goodman. "Merit Aid, College
Quality, and College Completion: Massachusetts' Adams Scholarship
as an In-Kind Subsidy." American Economic Journal: Applied
Economics 6.4 (October 2014): 251-285.
Goodman, Joshua. "The Wages of Sinistrality: Handedness, Brain
Structure, and Human Capital Accumulation." Journal of Economic
Perspectives 28.4 (Fall 2014): 193-212.
Cortes, Kalena, and Joshua Goodman. "Ability-Tracking,
Instructional Time, and Better Pedagogy: The Effect of Double-Dose
Algebra on Student Achievement." American Economic Review
104.5 (May 2014).
Goodman, Joshua, and Adam Levitin. "Bankruptcy Law and the Cost of
Credit: The Impact of Cramdown on Mortgage Interest Rates."
Journal of Law and Economics 57.1 (February 2014): 139-158.
- HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
Goodman, Joshua, Michael Hurwitz, Jonathan Smith, and Julia Fox.
"The Relationship Between Siblings’ College Choices: Evidence from
One Million SAT-Taking Families." HKS Faculty Research Working
Paper Series RWP14-043, September 2014.
Castleman, Benjamin, and Joshua Goodman. "Intensive College
Counseling and the College Enrollment Choices of Low Income
Students." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-031,
Goodman, Joshua, Michael Hurwitz, and Jonathan Smith. "College
Access, Initial College Choice and Degree Completion." HKS Faculty
Research Working Paper Series RWP14-030, February 2015 (Revised
from June 2014).
Goodman, Joshua, Michael Hurwitz, and Jonathan Smith. "Sibling
(Non) Rivalry: The Relationship Between Siblings' College Choices."
HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-028, June 2014.
Dougherty, Shaun M., Joshua S. Goodman, Darryl V. Hill, Erica G.
Litke, and Lindsay C. Page. "Middle School Math Acceleration and
Equitable Access to 8th Grade Algebra: Evidence from the Wake
County Public School System." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper
Series RWP14-029, June 2014.