Andrew Bacher-Hicks

Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy, Harvard University

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I am a Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. My research interests include economics of education, labor economics, and urban economics.

My research addresses inequality in K-12 public education, with a focus on teacher labor markets and the link between crime and education. For example, a project I recently presented at NBER Summer Institute documents inequality in school suspensions and finds substantial negative long-run impacts of attending strict schools on adult crime, particularly among minorities and males.

My work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Economics of Education Review, Education Finance and Policy, and Educational Researcher. It has also been featured in various media outlets such as the Washington Post, FiveThirtyEight, and the 74.