This study examines the multi-faceted public school choice environment in the District of Columbia and the effects of alternative public schools...
Austin Nichols is Research Associate with the Income and Benefits Policy Center at the Urban Institute. He is an affiliated researcher with CALDER. Dr. Nichols's research focuses on the well-being of families with children, child poverty, income volatility, and economic mobility. He studies the impact of social insurance, taxes, and family structure on low-income working families with children, and also studies food assistance programs and education. His current work on education focuses on the estimation of teacher effectiveness using state longitudinal databases. In addition, Dr. Nichols is currently writing a book on tax expenditures with Eric Toder and Lily Batchelder, and a book on causal inference.
Dr. Nichols received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and holds a M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
New Estimates of Design Parameters for Clustered Randomization Studies: Findings from North Carolina and Florida
The gold standard in making causal inference on program effects is a randomized trial. Most randomization designs in education randomize...