Department of Public Administration and Policy
- Dr. Seth Gershenson holds a PhD from Michigan State University in Economics with a primary focus on education policy. While at Michigan State, he taught several courses and received an Outstanding Teaching award. Professor Gershenson has also been honored with the New Scholar Award by the American Education Finance Association. His approach to teaching and scholarship is to apply economic approaches to practical, policy-driven questions in public education, specifically teacher behavior. Professor Gershenson teaches Quantitative Methods, Managerial Economics, and Economics for Policy Analysis to MPA and MPP students.
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Gershenson, Seth. 2012. “How do substitute teachers substitute? An empirical study of substitute-teacher labor supply,” Economics of Education Review, 31(4): 410-430.
Gershenson, Seth (joint with Michael Hayes and Quentin Brummet). 2013. "The Frequency and Correlates of Teachers’ Grade-level Reassignments: Evidence from Michigan."
Gershenson, Seth (joint with Bradley Hardy). 2013. "Parental Involvement, Summer Activities, and the Intergenerational Transmission of Educational Attainment."