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IES Grant

Title: Postdoctoral Training Program in Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Methods for Education Research
Center: NCER Year: 2011
Principal Investigator: Dynarski, Susan Awardee: University of Michigan
Program: Postdoctoral Research Training Program in the Education Sciences      [Program Details]
Award Period: 3 years Award Amount: $648,974
Type: Training Award Number: R305B110001

Co-Principal Investigator: Jacob, Brian

Through this program, six fellows gained substantive knowledge of experimental and quasi-experimental methods for education research and other policy-relevant topics. Fellows collected, compiled, and analyzed data; designed surveys; participated in research planning; wrote papers; presented results at seminars and professional meetings; supervised research assistants; attended courses and specialized training institutes on quantitative methods; participated in seminars and workshops devoted to causal inference in education research; and assisted in research projects that focused on experimental and quasi-experimental methods for causal inference.


Postdoctoral Fellows

Barrios, Thomas
Cannon, Sarah
Hemelt, Steve
Kreisman, Daniel
Michelmore, Katherine (ORCID)
Rosen, Rachel

As of 2020, Dr. Barrios was a data scientist at Snap Inc., Dr. Hemelt was an associate professor of public policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Kreisman was an associate professor of economics at Georgia State University, Dr. Michelmore was an assistant professor of public administration and international affairs at Syracuse University, and Dr. Rosen was a research associate and co-director of the Center for Effective Career and Technical Education at MDRC.


Journal article, monograph, or newsletter

Bastian, J., and Michelmore, K. (2018). The Long-Term Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Children's Education and Employment Outcomes. Journal of Labor Economics, 36(4), 1127–1163.

Cannon, S. and Percheski, C. (2017). Fertility Change in the American Indian and Alaska Native Population, 1980–2010. Demographic Research, 37(1): 1–12. doi:10.4054/DemRes.2017.37.1

Dynarski, S.M., Hemelt, S.W., and Hyman, J.M. (2015). The Missing Manual: Using National Student Clearinghouse Data to Track Postsecondary Outcomes. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 31(1): 53S–79S.

Hemelt, S.W., and Marcotte, D.E. (2011). The Impact of Tuition Increases on Enrollment at Public Colleges and Universities. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 33(4): 435–457. doi:10.3102/0162373711415261

Hemelt, S.W., and Marcotte, D.E. (2013). High School Exit Exams and Dropout in an Era of Increased Accountability. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 32(2): 323–349. doi:10.1002/pam.21688

Hemelt, S. W., and Stange, K. M. (2016). Marginal Pricing and Student Investment in Higher Education. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 35(2), 441–471.

Hemelt, S. W., and Rosen, R. B. (2016). School Entry, Compulsory Schooling, and Human Capital Accumulation: Evidence from Michigan. The BE Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 16(4).

Hemelt, S.W., Roth, K.B., and Eaton, W.W. (2013). Elementary School Interventions: Experimental Evidence on Postsecondary Outcomes. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 35(4): 413–436. doi:10.3102/0162373713493131

Jones, L. E., and Michelmore, K. (2018). The Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Household Finances. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 37(3), 521–545.

Kreisman, D. (2017). The Next Needed Thing: The Impact of the Jeanes Fund on Black Schooling in the South, 1900–1930. Journal of Human Resources, 52(2), 573–620.

Kreisman, D., and Rangel, M. (2015). On the Blurring of the Color Line: Wages and Employment for Black Males of Different Skin Tones. The Review of Economics and Statistics, 97(1): 1–13. doi:10.1162/REST_a_00464

Lichter, D., Michelmore, K., Turner, R., and Sassler, S. (2016). Pathways to a Stable Union? Pregnancy and Childbearing Among Cohabiting and Married Couples. Population Research and Policy Review, 35(3): 377–399. doi:10.1007/s11113–016–9392–2

Michelmore, K. (2016). The Earned Income Tax Credit and Union Formation: The Impact of Expected Spouse Earnings. Review of Economics of the Household: 1–30. doi:10.1007/s11150–016–9348–7

Michelmore, K., and Sassler, S. (2016). Explaining the Gender Wage Gap in STEM: Does Field Sex Composition Matter? RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 2(4): 194–215.

Michelmore, K., and Dynarski. S. (2017). The Gap Within the Gap: Using Longitudinal Data to Understand Income Differences in Educational Outcomes. AERA Open, 3(1). doi:10.1177/2332858417692958

Musick, K., and Michelmore, K. (2015). Change in the Stability of Marital and Cohabiting Unions Following the Birth of a Child. Demography, 52(5): 1463–1485. doi:10.1007/s13524–015–0425–y

Sassler, S., Michelmore, K., and Holland, J. (2016). The Progression of Sexual Relationships. Journal of Marriage and Family, 78(3): 581–847. doi:10.1111/jomf.12289

Sassler, S., Michelmore, K., and Smith, K. (2017). A Tale of Two Majors: Explaining the Gender Gap in STEM Employment Among Computer Science and Engineering Degree Holders. Social Sciences, 6(3), 69.

Sassler,S., Glass, J., Levitte, Y., and Michelmore, K. (2017). The Missing Women in STEM? Assessing Gender Differentials in the Factors Associated with Transition to First Jobs. Social Science Research, 63: 192–208. doi:10.1016/j.ssresearch.2016.09.014

Nongovernment report, issue brief, or practice guide

Belfield, C.R., Levin, H.M., and Rosen, R. (2012). The Economic Value of Opportunity Youth. Washington, DC: Corporation for National and Community Service. Full text

Working paper

Athley, S., Barrios, T., Eckles, D., and Imbens, G. (2014). Exact P-Values for Testing the Null Hypothesis of No-Spillover Effects in a Single Network. Working Paper.

Barrios, T. (2014). Optimal Stratification in Randomized Experiments. Working Paper.

Barrios, T., Robles, S., and Fairlie, R. (2014). Course Availability and College Enrollment: Evidence From Administrative Data and Enrollment Discontinuities. Working Paper.

Dee, T., Hemelt, S.W., and Jacob, B.A. (in press). The Consolidation Movement, Desegregation, and Parental Involvement in the PTA. Working Paper.

Dynarski, S.M., Hemelt, S.W., and Hyman, J.M. (2013). The Missing Manual: Using National Student Clearinghouse Data to Track Postsecondary Outcomes (NBER 19552). Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper.

Hemelt, S.W., and Marcotte, D.E. (in press). Public Higher Education Tuition Costs and Student Enrollment Decisions. Working Paper.

Hemelt, S. W., and Stange, K. (2014). The Effect of Marginal Price on Student Progress at Public Universities. NBER.

Kreisman, D. (in press). The Effect of Northern Philanthropy on Southern Black Schooling. Working Paper.

Rosen, R. (2012). Shortage Field Incentives: Impacts on Teacher Retention. Working Paper.