Joshua Goodman

Research Fellow

Boston University

Joshua Goodman is an Associate Professor of Economics and of Education at Boston University. His research applies causal inference methods to large quantitative data sets in order to provide rigorous evidence on the impacts of education policies, particularly with respect to postsecondary issues, STEM coursework, and more recently the COVID-19 pandemic. His work has been published in peer-reviewed outlets such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, AER: Insights, and the Journal of Labor Economics. It has been cited in multiple White House reports and featured by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and National Public Radio. He serves as co-editor of the Journal of Human Resources (JHR) and is an NBER Research Associate and CESifo Research Network Fellow. Much of his policy-related work is done through the BU Wheelock Education Policy Center (WEPC). In 2022-23, he served as a Senior Economist on the White House's Council of Economic Advisers. He has a B.A. in physics from Harvard, an M.Phil. in education from Cambridge University, and a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University. Prior to starting his Ph.D., he was a public high school math teacher in Watertown, MA.

Joshua Goodman joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2023.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8734
published in: The Journal of Human Resources, 2015, 50(1): 108-158