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Research fellows

Jordy Berne

Predoctoral Research Fellow
Jordy Berne is a PhD student in economics and an Institute of Education Sciences predoctoral fellow. His research interests include child development, economic mobility, and the economics of education. He’s particularly interested in these areas as…
Affiliates

Susan M. Dynarski

Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Susan M. Dynarski is a professor at Harvard University, where she holds an appointment at the Graduate School of Education. She recently moved from the University of Michigan, where she held appointments in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public…
Alumni

Tamara W. Linkow

Principle Associate, Division of Social and Economic Policy
Tamara Linkow has 11 years of experience conducting quantitative and qualitative educational research and evaluation. She has played leadership roles on studies using both experimental and quasi-experimental methods. She has worked for federal…
Affiliates

Katherine Michelmore

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Katherine Michelmore is an associate professor of public policy at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Previously, she was assistant professor of public administration and international affairs at Syracuse…
News

The student loan system has "layers and layers of dysfunction"

Jan 6, 2021 "The student loan system has 'layers and layers of dysfunction'" podcast
 As President-elect Joe Biden mulls forgiving $10,000 in student loan debt — and leading Democrats and others on his left push for more — one of our listeners wants to know: What would that do to the economy, and is it even possible for the White...
News

Low-income students lose ground

Dec 4, 2020 "Low-income students lose ground" article
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the gaps between low-income and high-income students, according to an editorial in Science magazine by Ford School professor Sue Dynarski, written with Christopher Avery of Harvard and Sarah Turner from the...
News

Susan Dynarski explains who struggles most with student debt

Jul 11, 2019
News coverage about student debt is piling up, just like the student debt itself. But the people who are struggling the most with student debt aren’t the ones you may expect, explains Susan Dynarski, professor of public policy, in an interview with...
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It’s HAILing coverage for Susan Dynarski and team

Dec 21, 2018
Last week, Susan Dynarski, Ford School professor, and her fellow researchers released a new research study titled “Closing the Gap: The Effect of a Targeted, Tuition-Free Promise on College Choices of High-Achieving, Low-Income Students.” Since...
EPI Working papers

Tax Benefits for College Attendance

March 1, 2016
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Susan Dynarski, Judith Scott-Clayton
National efforts to promote college enrollment are increasingly delivered through tax-based assistance, including tax credits and deductions for tuition and fees, tax-advantaged college savings plans, and student loan interest deductions. This paper...
EPI Working papers

Financial Aid Policy: Lessons from Research

May 1, 2013
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Susan Dynarski, Judith Scott-Clayton
In the nearly fifty years since the adoption of the Higher Education Act of 1965, financial aid programs have grown in scale, expanded in scope, and multiplied in form. As a result, financial aid has become the norm among college enrollees. Aid now...