DYLAN LUKES is a Ph.D. Candidate in Education Policy and Program Evaluation at Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He studies    tDylan Lukes Head Shothe economics of education with a focus on early childhood education, economic inequality, and tech & learning. His overarching research interests fall at the nexus of economics, education policy & econometrics. He holds an MSc in Economcis from the University of Edinburgh and an MPP from The University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy. 

Dylan is a co-equal first author on a newly published paper in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis (EEPA). Using data from the NLSY and CNLSY, the paper evaluates Head Start's impact on short and longer-run outcomes for a more recent set of birth cohorts. It concludes with a discussion of what may be driving differences in program effects across cohorts. Dylan is also first author on a newly published EdWorkingPaper at Anneberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. In this paper he and his co-author explore the relationship between historic 1935-1940 Home Owners' Loan Corporation (HOLC) maps and current patterns of school funding, diversity and student performance. Please read the papers to find out more!

Prior to attending Harvard, Dylan was a management consultant at A.T. Kearney. While an Analyst, Senior Business Analyst, and Associate he honed both his data analytic and client managment skills working closley with C-suite executives on top-line revenue growth and organization & tranformation projects.