- Office Address
- Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Joshua S. Goodman, Associate 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, MA.
For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.
Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Goodman, Joshua, Michael Hurwitz, and Jonathan Smith. "Access to
Four-Year Public Colleges And Degree Completion." Journal of
Labor Economics (2017).
Goodman, Joshua. "Skills, Schools, and Credit Constraints: Evidence
from Massachusetts." Education Finance and Policy 5.1
(Winter 2010): 36-53.
Castleman, Benjamin, and Joshua Goodman. "Intensive College
Counseling and the Enrollment and Persistence of Low Income
Students." Education Finance and Policy (2016).
Goodman, Joshua, Michael Hurwitz, Jonathan Smith, and Julia Fox.
"The Relationship Between Siblings' College Choices: Evidence from
One Million SAT-Taking Families." Economics of Education
Review 48 (October 2015): 75-85.
Dougherty, Shaun, Joshua Goodman, Darryl Hill, Erica Litke, and
Lindsay Page. "Middle School Math Acceleration and Equitable Access
to 8th Grade Algebra: Evidence from the Wake County Public School
System." Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis 37.1
(May 2015): 80S-101S.
Goodman, Allen C., Joshua Goodman, Lucas Goodman, and Sarena
Goodman. "A Few Goodmen: Surname-Sharing Economist Coauthors."
Economic Inquiry 53.2 (April 2015): 1392-1395.
Cortes, Kalena, Joshua Goodman, and Takako Nomi. "Intensive Math
Instruction and Educational Attainment: Long-Run Impacts of
Double-Dose Algebra." Journal of Human Resources 50.1
(Winter 2015): 108-158.
Goodman, Joshua. "Who merits financial aid?: Massachusetts' Adams
Scholarship." Journal of Public Economics 92 (2008):
- HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
Goodman, Joshua. "The Labor of Division: Returns to Compulsory High
School Math Coursework." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
RWP17-004, Janaury 2017.
Goodman, Joshua, Melkers, Julia, and Pallais, Amanda. "Can Online
Delivery Increase Access to Education?" HKS Faculty Research
Working Paper Series RWP16-035, September 2016.