Associate Professor of Education and Economics
Fields: Labor Economics, Economics of Education
Joshua Goodman is an Associate Professor of Education and Economics, jointly appointed in the Department of Economics and the Wheelock College of Education and Human Development. He work as an applied microeconomist on labor economics and education policy, with a research focus on quasi-experimental estimation of the impacts of educational interventions. His overarching goal is to provide rigorous quantitative evidence that illuminates how schools and labor markets work, particularly with respect to postsecondary and STEM education. His work has been published in a variety of economics and education journals, cited in multiple White House reports and featured by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and National Public Radio. Joshua serves as co-editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM) and is a research associate of NBER and CESifo. Prior to joining BU, he was an Associate Professor of Economics at Brandeis University and before that an Associate Professor of Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.