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Associate Professor of Public Policy
79 John F. Kennedy St. Taubman Bldg 354

Joshua S. Goodman, Associate Professor of Public Policy, is an applied microeconomist studying human capital and education policy. His work has two major strands, exploring the determinants and long-run impacts of both college choice and STEM coursework. 

His work has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Labor Economics, AEJ: Applied Economics, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Human Resources and the Journal of Economic Perspectives. It has also been cited in multiple White House reports and featured in the New York Times and the Washington Post, and on National Public Radio. He is a research fellow of NBER and CESifo; is affiliated with Harvard's Program in Education Policy and Governance, Inequality and Social Policy Group, and Center for Education Policy and Research; and serves on the advisory boards of the Committee for Economic Development and the Moving to Opportunity Fund.

Goodman received a B.A. in physics from Harvard University, an M.Phil. in education from Cambridge University, and a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University. Prior to his Ph.D. studies, he was a public high school math teacher in Watertown, MA.


Phone: 617-496-9720
Office: 79 John F. Kennedy St. Taubman Bldg 354


Education, Training & Labor
Poverty, Inequality & Opportunity
Social Policy

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Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138