Steven Hemelt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hemelt is a Senior Researcher with the National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), an Affiliated Researcher with the Education Policy Initiative (EPI) at the University of Michigan, and an inaugural research affiliate of the Student Success and Innovation Lab (SSIL) at the University of North Carolina.
His primary fields of interest are the economics of education, education policy, labor economics, and program evaluation.
His current research focuses on transitions from high school to college, postsecondary costs and cost drivers, and student success in higher education.
Hemelt received his B.A. and M.A. in Economics and his Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Prior to joining the UNC faculty, he was an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Postdoctoral Fellow at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2016.