Joshua Hyman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Amherst College. Hyman's fields of interest are in labor economics, public finance, and the economics of education. His research examines the effects of education policies implemented during primary and secondary school on reducing economic inequality in educational attainment. In past and current work, he has examined the effects on educational attainment of a variety of policies, such as class size during elementary school, Michigan's requirement that all high school students take the ACT college entrance exam, and Michigan's 1995 school finance reform. Prior to joining the faculty at Amherst College, Hyman was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut. Hyman earned his Ph.D. in Economics and Public Policy and his M.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan. He earned his B.A. in Quantitative Economics from Tufts University. Prior to graduate school, he worked as a research assistant at Abt Associates in Cambridge, MA.