Seth Gershenson

Assistant Professor
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.

  • SPA - Public Admin and Policy
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  • Summer 2015

  • Fall 2015

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Selected Publications


Gershenson, Seth. 2013. Do summer time-use gaps vary by socioeconomic status? Forthcoming, American Educational Research Journal.

Gershenson, Seth. 2013. "The causal effect of commute time on labor supply: Evidence from a natural experiment involving substitute teachers." Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 54: 127-140.

Gershenson, Seth. 2012. “How do substitute teachers substitute? An empirical study of substitute-teacher labor supply,” Economics of Education Review, 31(4): 410-430.

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