Core faculty

Sarah Cohodes

Associate Professor of Public Policy

Sarah Cohodes is an associate professor of public policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She uses quantitative causal inference methods to evaluate education policies and programs and is known for her influential research on charter schools. Her research focuses on school choice, programs for high-achieving students, and settings that support access to high-quality education. 


Educational background

  • PhD in Public Policy, Harvard University
  • EdM in Education Policy and Management, Harvard University

Professional affiliations

  • Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Co-editor, Journal of Public Economics
  • Faculty affiliate at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
  • Research affiliate with CESifo
  • Faculty affiliate with Blueprint Labs (formerly MIT School Effectiveness and Inequality Institute)

Recent publications