This year’s conference theme, "Strength in Numbers," is a celebration of a decade of data-informed progress from across our network and an opportunity to discuss our future direction. Join us for our 10th-anniversary celebration. We will look back at the evidence-informed progress we’ve made as a sector but also look forward to the pressing issues of the day. This year the event will take place at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA from May 20–22, 2019. 

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Joshua Goodman

Harvard Kennedy School
Associate Professor of Public Policy
Joshua S. Goodman, Associate Professor of Public Policy, is an applied microeconomist studying labor economics and education policy. His work has two major strands:

1) Exploring the determinants and long-run impacts of college choice
2) Evaluating innovative interventions to develop STEM-related human capital.

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 been cited in multiple White House reports and featured in the New York Times, in the Washington Post, and on National Public Radio. He is a research fellow of NBER and CESifo, and serves as co-editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM).

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.