alternate text Joshua S. Goodman, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, teaches empirical methods and the economics of education. His research interests include labor and public economics, with a particular focus on education policy. He has explored whether merit scholarships impact the college enrollment decisions of high school graduates, the extent to which low college enrollment rates of low income students are due to financial constraints or low academic skill, and the labor market impact of forcing high school students to take more math courses. Goodman received a B.A. in physics from Harvard University, 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.