Joshua Goodman

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School
Office Address
Taubman-354
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 114
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-496-9720
Email: joshua_goodman@hks.harvard.edu
Assistant
Melanie Rucinski (617-495-4933)
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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.

Courses

Spring

Research

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, 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.

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