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.
||Gopalan, M. & Pirog, M. (2017). Applying Behavioral Insights in Policy Analysis: Recent Trends in the United States. Policy Studies Journal, 45: S82–S114.|
Education Policy PRIMARY
Social Policy SECONDARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY
POLICY ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION