Sean Corcoran Bio

Sean P. Corcoran is associate professor of educational economics and co-interim director of IESP. Dr. Corcoran’s research interests are in the Economics of Education, State and Local Public Finance, and Applied Microeconomics. His published papers have examined long-run trends in teacher quality, the properties of “value-added” measures of teacher effectiveness, and the high school choices of middle school students in New York City. Together with colleagues at NYU, Columbia, and Seton Hall, he is conducting one of the largest randomized control trials of information supports for school choice.