Dr. Lisa Barrow will give a seminar on “Evidence on Place-based Affirmative Action in Chicago’s Selective High Schools,” Thursday, Sept.27 , 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. in AUD 306. Barrow is a senior economist and research advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and affiliated researcher at the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research. Her research focuses on a variety of education issues, including the impact of attending a selective high school on student outcomes, a randomized evaluation of computer-aided algebra instruction in large urban school districts, and evaluations of performance-based scholarship impacts on academic outcomes and student time use at the college level. She has been a visiting assistant professor at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University and a visiting lecturer in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. She earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Princeton University.
Stephen T. Ziliak, Professor of Economics
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