Matthew M. Chingos

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Matthew Chingos


Matthew M. Chingos is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Research Director of its Brown Center on Education Policy. He studies a wide range of education-related topics at both the K12 and postsecondary levels. Chingos’s areas of expertise include program evaluation, class-size reduction, teacher quality, student loan debt, and college graduation rates.

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.

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