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 G. Bowen and Michael S. McPherson, was published by Princeton University Press in 2009. His work has also been published in academic journals including the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Education Finance and Policy, Economics of Education Review, and the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, and has received support from the Laura and John Arnold, Lumina, Smith Richardson, and Spencer Foundations.

Chingos’s current research examines teacher evaluation systems, online learning, student loan debt, and the effects of school superintendents. He received a B.A. in Government and Economics and a Ph.D. in Government, both from Harvard University.

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