agement and the editorial boards of Education Finance and Policy and the Economics of Education Review. He is a member of the Scientific Review Panel of the U.S. Department of Education and was an American Statistical Association fellow at the U.S. Census Bureau. His research focuses on the economics of education and state and local public economics. He has published on a variety of topics in education policy, including issues of teacher labor markets, school resource allocation, and school choice. Currently, he is working with colleagues to examine the attributes of New York City teachers and their preparation that are effective in increasing the performance of their students and the retention of effective teachers. At the National Research Council, he was a member of the Committee on National Statistics Panel on Estimates of Poverty for Small Geographic Areas and currently serves on the Committee on the Study of Teacher Preparation Programs. He received the Association of Teacher Educators Distinguished Research Award in 2007. He has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.