Andrew Bacher-Hicks

Assistant Professor

Andrew Bacher-Hicks

Dr. Andrew Bacher-Hicks is an assistant professor at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. He studies K-12 education policy in the United States, with a focus on teacher labor markets, school discipline, and the link between crime and education. He is affiliated faculty with the Wheelock Educational Policy Center (WEPC)

Dr. Bacher-Hicks’s work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Economics of Education Review, Education Finance and Policy, and Educational Researcher. It has also been featured in a range of media outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and FiveThirtyEight. He holds a PhD in public policy from Harvard University.

For a listing of current projects and working papers, please visit his personal webpage.

PhD, Public Policy, Harvard University

EdM, Education Policy and Management, Harvard University

BA, Economics, College of William and Mary

Quantitative Research Methods

Program Evaluation

Dr. Bacher-Hicks' research uses experimental and quasi-experimental techniques to estimate the educational and social impacts of public policies. Broadly, his research addresses teacher labor markets, inequality, and the link between crime and education.

Bacher-Hicks, A., Chin, M. J., Kane, T. J., & Staiger, D. O. (2019) An Experimental Evaluation of Three Teacher Quality Measures: Value-Added, Classroom Observations, and Student Surveys, Economics of Education Review

Papay, J. P., Bacher-Hicks, A., Page, L. C., & Marinell, W. H. (2017) The Challenge of Teacher Retention in Urban Schools: Evidence of Variation from a Cross-Site Analysis, Educational Researcher

Page, L. C., Fullerton, J., Bacher-Hicks, A., Owens, A., Cohodes, S. R., West, M. R., & Glover, S. (2013) The Strategic Data Project’s Strategic Performance Indicators, Education Finance and Policy

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