Matthew M. Chingos is a Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute, where he studies a wide range of education-related topics at both the K–12 and postsecondary levels. Chingos’s areas of expertise include class-size reduction, standardized testing, teacher quality, student loan debt, and college graduation rates. Prior to joining Urban, Chingos was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Chingos’s first book, Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America’s Public Universities,
coauthored with William Bowen and Michael McPherson, was published by Princeton University Press in 2009.
His work has also been published in academic journals including the Journal of Public Economics,Journal of Policy Analysis and Management,Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and Education Finance and Policy, and has received support from the United States government and several philanthropic foundations.
Chingos’s current research examines time to degree, the potential of information to change the market for higher education, and the effects of state policy on student achievement. He received a B.A. in Government and Economics and a Ph.D. in Government, both from Harvard University.