Rodney Andrews, a Harvard University Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar, is an assistant professor of economics in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences and director of the Texas Schools Project.

Areas of expertise:
Economics of education
Labor economics
Public finance
Applied microeconometrics

While Dr. Andrews as investigated a range of topics including health policy, his recent focus is on the economics of education and, more specifically, the topics of college paths, returns to college quality, and pre-K effects on student achievement. Papers on these topics and other education research can be found under “Papers.”

Furthermore, Dr. Andrews’ has also completed research focusing on the college application process and how it is impacted by financial assistance in “The Effects of the Kalamazoo Promise on College Choice” and “Estimating the Responsiveness of College Applications to the Likelihood of Acceptance and Financial Assistance: Evidence from Texas,” both that have been published in the Economics of Education Review.

Dr. Andrews received his PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan.

In the News:

“Promise Programs Offer Hope to Students” (Equal Justice Works, U.S. News and World Report)
“Student Financial Aid” (Forum hosted by American Enterprise Institute)
“Texas Pre-K Programs Improve Kids’ Elementary Achievement” (Sara Mead, EdWeek)
“Texas pre-K: what the numbers mean” (Timothy J. Bartik, Investing in Kids)