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Faculty Profiles

Eric Wai Kin Chan

  • Assistant Professor
Academic Division: Math & Science

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). Leveraging Parents through Low-Cost Technology:: The Impact of High-Frequency Information on Achievement. Vol: 56, Issue: 1, Page: 125-158. Journal of Human Resources.
  • Chan, E.W. (2020). The Everlasting Quest of Preschool for All: Maternal Choices and Enrollment Implications of Bilingual Pre-K. Vol: 52, Issue: 9, Page: 970-986. Applied Economics.

Book Chapters

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

Presentations

  • 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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