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Joshua Hyman

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Joshua Hyman

Assistant Professor

Phone: 860-570-9038


      B.A., Tufts University, Quantitative Economics, 2005
      M.A., University of Michigan, Economics, 2010
      Ph.D., University of Michigan,  Economics and Public Policy, 2013

Teaching & Research Interests

      Labor economics
      Public finance
      Economics of education
      Quantitative research methods

Dr. Joshua Hyman
Curriculum Vitae

Joshua Hyman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut, with a joint appointment in the Department of Educational Leadership in the Neag School of Education. Hyman’s fields of interest are in labor economics, public finance, and the economics of education. His research examines the effects of education policies implemented during primary and secondary school on reducing economic inequality in educational attainment. In past and current work, he has examined the effects on educational attainment of a variety of policies, such as class size during elementary school, Michigan’s requirement that all high school students take the ACT college entrance exam, and Michigan’s 1995 school finance reform. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Connecticut, Hyman was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Hyman earned his Ph.D. in Economics and Public Policy and his M.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan. He earned his B.A. in Quantitative Economics from Tufts University. Prior to graduate school, he worked as a research assistant at Abt Associates in Cambridge, MA.

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