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John F. Kennedy School of Government
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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. He
has explored whether merit scholarships impact the college
enrollment decisions of high school graduates, the extent to which
low college enrollment rates of low income students are due to
financial constraints or low academic skill, and the labor market
impact of forcing high school students to take more math courses.
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,
For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the Harvard Kennedy School Research Report Online.
Selected Publication Citations:
- HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
Cortes, Kalena, Joshua Goodman, and Takako Nomi. "Intensive Math
Instruction and Educational Attainment: Long-Run Impacts of
Double-Dose Algebra." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
RWP13-009, April 2013.
Cohodes, Sarah, and Joshua Goodman. "Merit Aid, College Quality and
College Completion: Massachusetts’ Adams Scholarship as an In-Kind
Subsidy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-005,
Cohodes, Sarah, and Joshua Goodman. "First Degree Earns: The Impact
of College Quality on College Completion Rates." HKS Faculty
Research Working Paper Series RWP12-033, August 2012.
Goodman, Joshua, and Levitin, Adam. "Bankruptcy Law and The Cost of
Credit: The Impact of Cramdown on Mortgage Interest Rates." HKS
Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-037, August 2012.
Goodman, Joshua. "Gold Standards?: State Standards Reform and
Student Achievement." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
RWP12-031, August 2012.
Goodman, Joshua. "The Labor of Division: Returns to Compulsory Math
Coursework." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP12-032,