Olivia Chi

Assistant Professor

Olivia Chi is an Assistant Professor Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development. Her research uses quantitative methods to study the economics of education, with a focus on teacher labor markets, measures of teacher quality, and policies that reduce educational inequality.

She completed her Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Education Policy and Program Evaluation at Harvard University. Chi also holds an Ed.M. in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and an A.B. in Economics and Public Policy from Brown University. Prior to her doctoral studies, she taught elementary grades in New Haven, Connecticut.

Please visit her personal website for more information on her current work.

Ph.D. in Education (Education Policy and Program Evaluation), Harvard University

Ed.M. in Education Policy and Management, Harvard Graduate School of Education

A.B. in Economics, Public Policy, Brown University

Kraft, M. A., Papay, J. P., & Chi, O. L. (2020). Teacher skill development: Evidence from performance ratings by principals. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 39(2), 315-347.

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