Andrew Bacher-Hicks

Assistant Professor

Andrew Bacher-Hicks is an Assistant Professor in the Boston University 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.

His 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.

Andrew holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University. For a listing of current projects and working papers, please visit his personal webpage.

Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University;

Ed.M. in Education Policy and Management from Harvard University;

B.A. in Economics from 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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