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Eric Wai Kin Chan

  • Assistant Professor
Academic Division: Mathematics, Analytics, Science, and Technology

Bio

Eric empirically studies the effects of education, labor, and housing policy on family and individual outcomes. He is interested in using experimental and quasi-experimental methods to provide causal evidence that is relevant for policy and practice. Further, he wishes to extend the machine learning research on categorical measurements of images and texts to further policy research. Eric received his MA, MPhil, and PhD from Teachers College, Columbia University and his BS from Babson College.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Columbia University
  • MPhil, Columbia University
  • MA, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • BS, Babson College

Awards & Honors

  • 2020 — Excellence in Refereeing Award, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
  • 2016 — Columbia Committee on the Economics of Education Prize for Best Research Paper, Columbia University
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Publications

Journal Articles

  • Chan, E.W. (2021). Heterogeneous Responses to Education Quality. Education Economics. Taylor and Francis.
  • Chan, E.W., Bergman, P. (2021). Leveraging Parents through Low-Cost Technology: The Impact of High-Frequency Information on Achievement. Journal of Human Resources. University of Wisconsin System.
  • Chan, E.W. (2020). The Everlasting Quest of Preschool for All: Maternal Choices and Enrollment Implications of Bilingual Pre-K. Applied Economics. Vol: 52, Issue: 9, Page: 970-986. Taylor and Francis.

Book Chapters

  • Chan, E.W. (2014). School-Based Management: The Encyclopedia of Education Economics and Finance. SAGE.

Presentations

  • Reconciling Research and Practice to Advance Equity in Education Chan, E. ACM Conference on Equity and Access in Algorithms, Mechanisms, and Optimization, Online (2021)
  • Prevalence and Signals of Low-Income Housing Discrimination Chan, E. HUD Seminar, Washington, D.C. (2021)
  • Gender Differences in Response to Personnel Evaluations: Evidence from Higher Education Chan, E. Association For Education Finance and Policy Annual Meeting, Online (2021)
  • Housing Search Frictions: Evidence from a Detailed Search Data and a Field Experiment Chan, E. Association of Public Policy and Management Fall Conference, Online (2020)
  • Gifted Students and Parental Investments Chan, E. BFRF Virtual Research Discussion, Online (2020)
  • Heterogeneous Responses to Education Quality Chan, E. Association of Education Finance and Policy Annual Conference, Online (2020)
  • Strategies for Teaching and Supporting Low-Ability Students Chan, E. Foundry of Innovative Teaching, Babson College (2020)
  • Housing Search Frictions: Evidence from a Detailed Search Data and a Field Experiment Chan, E. Babson Faculty Research Day, Babson College (2019)
  • Instructor Evaluation and Classroom Behavior in Higher Education Chan, E. Babson Faculty Research Day, Babson College (2019)
  • Parental Inputs and Gifted Students Chan, E. Columbia University Economics Seminar, Columbia University (2018)
  • Parental Inputs and Gifted Students Chan, E. Association of Education and Finance Annual Meetings, Portland, OR (2018)
  • Gifted Students and Parent Engagement Chan, E. Babson Faculty Research Day, Babson College (2018)
  • Parental Roles in Gifted Education Chan, E. Teachers College Columbia University Seminar, Columbia University (2017)
  • Leveraging Technology to Engage Parents at Scale Chan, E. Babson Faculty Meeting - Research Day, Babson College (2017)
  • Leveraging Technology to Engage Parents at Scale Chan, E. IZA Economics of Education Workshop, Bonn, Germany (2017)
  • Effective Use of Information Interventions in Education Chan, E. Mechanism Design for Social Good, Columbia University (2017)
  • Does Information on School Quality Impact Residential Choice? Evidence from a Nationwide Field Experiment Chan, E. Bergman, P. Faculty Research Day, Babson College (2017)
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Department & College Wide Services

  • Honors Council (Fall 2021 - Present)
  • Faculty Search Committee (Spring 2020 - Summer 2020)
  • Faculty Senate (Fall 2019 - Spring 2020)
  • Diversity Leadership Scholar, Faculty Mentor (Fall 2018 - Spring 2020)