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John F. Kennedy School of Government
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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.
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For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.
Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Smith, Jonathan, Michael Hurwitz, and Christopher Avery. "Giving
College Credit Where It Is Due: Advanced Placement Exam Scores and
College Outcomes." Journal of Labor Economics 35.1 (January
Avery, Christopher N., Judith A. Chevalier, and Richard J.
Zeckhauser. "The “CAPS” Prediction System and Stock Market
Returns." Review of Finance (September 2015): 1-19.
- HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
Avery, Christopher, Oded Gurantz, Michael Hurwitz, Jonathan Smith.
"Shifting College Majors in Response to Advanced Placement Exam
Scores." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-058,
Avery, Christopher, Brian Cadman, and Gavin Cassar. "Academics vs.
Athletics: Career Concerns for NCAA Division I Coaches." HKS
Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-013, March 2016.