Maithreyi Gopalan

Indiana University, Bloomington
School of Public and Environmental Affairs

1315 E 10th Street
Bloomington, IN
47405
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The overarching goal of my research is to engage in interdisciplinary, policy-relevant research within the domains of social and educational policy. My research focuses on using psychological insights to explore disparities in students’ non-cognitive educational outcomes—outcomes defined more broadly than achievement measures such as GPA, test scores, IQ, or other such cognitive dimensions. In my current research, I employ panel data, quasi-experimental, and field-experimental techniques to examine disparities in students’ non-cognitive outcomes. My future work will focus on extending this research to understand how the mediating factors that drive those disparities can be addressed using policy levers and interventions.

Citation:
Gopalan, M. & Pirog, M. (2017). Applying Behavioral Insights in Policy Analysis: Recent Trends in the United States. Policy Studies Journal, 45: S82–S114.
URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/psj.12202/full
DOI: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/psj.12202/full

Substantive Focus:
Education Policy PRIMARY
Social Policy SECONDARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY

Keywords

EDUCATION POLICY POLICY ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION