Joshua M. Hyman
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Ph.D., Economics and Public Policy, University of Michigan
M.A., Economics, University of Michigan
B.A., Quantitative Economics, Tufts University
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Joshua Hyman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut, with a joint appointment in the Department of Educational Leadership in the Neag School of Education. Hyman’s research examines the effects of education policies implemented during primary and secondary school on reducing economic inequality in educational attainment. In past and current work, he has examined the effects on educational attainment of a variety of policies, such as class size during elementary school, Michigan’s requirement that all high school students take the ACT college entrance exam, and Michigan’s 1995 school finance reform. In a current project funded by the Spencer Foundation, Hyman designed and is implementing two statewide randomized control trials in Michigan to examine the effect of providing high school students with information about the college application process on their subsequent college enrollment behavior. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Connecticut, Hyman was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.