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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Profile

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.

Courses

Fall

Spring

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Research

For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the Harvard Kennedy School Research Report Online.

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.
  • 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.