Research Lab

Open Positions


Now Hiring Full-Time Research Program Associates

Matthew Kraft and John Papay are seeking to hire multiple Research Program Associates to join their research teams. The two-year positions will involve working closely with Professors Kraft and Papay in conducting original research on the economics of education and education policy analysis with an emphasis on teacher effectiveness and standards-based reform. This is a great opportunity for pre-doctoral students interested in gaining research experience before applying to Ph.D. programs. Ideal candidates will have strong training in quantitative methods and data analysis in Stata, interest in education policy, and the ability to work independently and in groups.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Apply using the link below:


Now Hiring Part-Time Brown Undergraduate and Graduate Research Assistants

Matthew Kraft, Department of Education, is seeking part-time & full-time summer research assistants to collaborate with him on one or more of several ongoing research projects.  Prof. Kraft’s research interests include the economics of education, education policy analysis, and applied quantitative methods for causal inference. His primary work focuses on policies to improve educator and organizational effectiveness in K-12 urban public schools.

The position is open to Brown undergraduates and graduate students only. Brown students with strong applied quantitative skills are encouraged to apply, but quantitative skills are not required.  Applicants must have the ability to work independently and be self-directed.  Strong writing and editing skills are a plus.

Application Instructions: Send Prof. Kraft 1) a cover letter, 2) a resume, and 3) a writing sample of any length to The cover letter should include an explanation of the candidate’s interest in the position as well as a summary of his/her relevant qualifications and experience.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Research Team


Research Associates

Alvin Christian

Alvin Christian

Alexander Bolves

Alexander Bolves

Falken Headshot

Grace Falken

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Sarah Conlisk

Sarah Conlisk

Lucy Duda

Lucy Duda

Emily Skahill headshot

Emily Skahil

Hannah Sexton headshot

Hannah Sexton

Halle Bryant headshot

Halle Bryant

Former Research Associates

Manuel Monti-Nussbaum

Manuel Monti-Nussbaum

Former Undergraduate Research Assistants

Dylan Elliot-HartDylan Elliot-Hart

Bruna LeeBruna Lee

Christina TapieroChristina Tapiero

Lukas BitonLukas Biton

Motaz Al-ChanatiMotaz Al-Chanati

Jordan MannJordan Mann


Alif IbrahimAlif Ibrahim

Michael BriskinMichael Briskin

Mariela MannionMariela Mannion

Kyle GiddonKyle Giddon

Brandon ZborowskiBrandon Zborowsi

Melissa LovitzMelissa Lovitz

Sarah GraceSarah Grace

Matt OwenMatt Owen

Sam McCormickSam McCormick

Chris MonschauerChris Monschauer

Beatriz VilielaBeatriz Viliela

Anna MayerAnna Meyer

Sarah Novicoff

Sarah Novicoff

Sarah Newberger

Sarah Newberger