Marie Hull is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina - Greensboro. She earned a PhD in Economics from Duke University in 2015 and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Mathematics, and Spanish from the University of Kansas in 2009.

Her research interests span labor economics, the economics of education, public economics, and applied econometrics. A broad theme in her work is how different family backgrounds lead to inequality in educational outcomes. Her dissertation examined the time-varying role of the family in student time use and achievement, the academic progress of Hispanic immigrants, and the mechanisms behind racial inequality in education and the labor market. She is particularly interested in using large, administrative data sets to understand the determinants of academic outcomes. Her more recent work evaluates technology initiatives in education and further explores the skill development of children of immigrants.

She joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in January 2015.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 10886
Marie C. Hull, Katherine Duch

New technologies offer many promises to improve student learning, but efforts to bring them to the classroom often fail to produce improvements to student outcomes. A notable exception to this pattern is one-to-one laptop programs. While early evaluations of these programs have been encouraging, they are costly to implement, and...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9307
published in: Economics of Education Review, 2017, 57, 91-110

Past research has shown that Hispanic students make test score gains relative to whites as they age through school; however, this finding stands in contrast to the experience of blacks, who show little change in their relative position over the same time frame. Distinguishing Hispanic students by immigrant generation, I...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9197

Disruptions in family life can take many forms, but all have the potential to impact student learning. With school administrative data matched to birth records, I estimate the effect of unexpected changes in the home environment, or family shocks, on achievement. Identification comes from siblings observed in the same year....