Matthew M. Chingos is a Fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Brown Center on Education
Policy. He has written extensively on class-size reduction, teacher quality, and college graduation rates.
Chingos’s first book, Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America’s Public Universities,
coauthored with William G. Bowen and Michael S. McPherson, was published by Princeton University Press in 2009.
His work has also been published in academic journals including Education Finance and Policy, Economics of Education Review,
the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, and has received support from
the Laura and John Arnold, Lumina, Smith Richardson, and Spencer Foundations.
Chingos studies a wide range of education-related topics at both the K–12 and postsecondary levels. His current research examines
online learning, the quality of postsecondary instruction, student loan debt, public employee pensions, and the effects of school districts and their leaders.
Chingos received a B.A. in Government and Economics and a Ph.D. in Government, both from Harvard University.