Olivia Chi is an assistant professor at the BU Wheelock College of Education & 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. Dr. Chi is affiliated faculty with the Wheelock Educational Policy Center (WEPC).
Dr. Chi holds a PhD in education with a concentration in education policy and program evaluation from Harvard University. She also holds an EdM in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a BA in economics and public policy from Brown University. Prior to her doctoral studies, she taught elementary grades in New Haven, Connecticut.
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PhD, Education (Education Policy and Program Evaluation), Harvard University
EdM, Education Policy and Management, Harvard Graduate School of Education
AB, 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.