CEDR Research Team

goldhaberDan Goldhaber

Dr. Dan Goldhaber is the Director of the Center for Education Data & Research and a Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington. He is also the Director of the National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) and a Vice-President at American Institutes of Research (AIR). Dan previously served as an elected member of the Alexandria City School Board from 1997-2002, as an Associate Editor of Economics of Education Review and an editor of Education Finance and Policy.

Dan's work focuses on issues of educational productivity and reform at the K-12 level, the broad array of human capital policies that influence the composition, distribution, and quality of teachers in the workforce, and connections between students' K-12 experiences and postsecondary outcomes. Topics of published work in this area include studies of the stability of value-added measures of teachers, the effects of teacher qualifications and quality on student achievement, and the impact of teacher pay structure and licensure on the teacher labor market. Previous work has covered topics such as the relative efficiency of public and private schools, and the effects of accountability systems and market competition on K-12 schooling.

Dan's research has been regularly published in leading peer-reviewed economic and education journals such as: American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Policy and Management, Journal of Urban Economics, Economics of Education Review, Education Finance and Policy, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, and Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. The findings from these articles have been covered in more widely accessible media outlets such as National Public Radio, the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, and Education Week.

Dan holds degrees from the University of Vermont (BA, Economics) and Cornell University (MS and PhD, Labor Economics). You can reach Dan by email at dgoldhab@uw.edu or via phone at 206-547-1562.


Nate Brown
Research Coordinator

Nate Brown entered education research following several years of experience as a case manager in a community mental health and public health setting. Nate holds a BS in Neuroscience from Washington State University and an MA in Policy Studies from the University of Washington, Bothell. Nate is currently working on projects related to the teacher labor market, teacher licensure, and international comparative education. Nate can be reached at nrb9@uw.edu.

Curriculum Vitae


Cyrus Grout
Research Consultant

As a researcher at CEDR, Cyrus Grout is exploring how public pension structures influence the composition of the teacher workforce and how applicant information is utilized during teacher recruitment and hiring processes. His research interests include public policy analysis, incentive mechanisms, and the interaction of land use regulation and property rights. His work has published in journals including Regional Science and Urban Economics, Land Use Policy, and the Western Economics Forum. Cyrus holds degrees from Occidental College (BA, Economics) and Oregon State University (PhD, Agricultural and Resource Economics). Prior to working with CEDR, he worked for the French National Institute for Agricultural Research in Dijon as a post-doctoral researcher. Cyrus can be reached at cyrusgrout@gmail.com.

Andrew Katz
Research Assistant

Andrew Katz studied at the University of Oregon and holds a B.S. in Economics. He has worked on projects related to teacher mobility and teacher labor markets. He is currently investigating the applicant selection process within one of CEDR's strategic partner districts, analyzing the effects on teacher quality and the teacher workforce. Andrew can be reached at ahkatz5@gmail.com. Curriculum Vitae

Malcolm Wolff
Research Assistant

Malcolm is a PhD student in Statistics at the University of Washington - Seattle. He holds a BS in Statistics and Mathematics from the University of Washington. His current work focuses on the effects of public accountability on teacher training programs. Malcolm can be reached at mlw32@uw.edu.