ABOUT

bio-photo-chanHello, welcome to my academic website. I currently hold the appointment of Assistant Professor of Statistics and Public Policy at Babson College. After completing my Ph.D. in Economics & Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, I now apply microeconomics and quantitative methods to answer research relevant questions in education policy. My current broad research interests are in parental investments and engagement, parental behaviors, labor economics, discrimination, and housing policy. In 2016, I won the Columbia Committee on the Economics of Education (CCEE) Prize for best research paper by a PhD student in the field of Economics of Education. In addition to my studies, he has also taught courses in quantitative methods at Babson College and applied economics and quantitative courses at Columbia University.

When I am not spending his time on my research, I spend time reading his Bible, learning to be a good husband and father of a beautiful daughter, and playing my guitar. Originally from Boston, my interest in solving educational problems stems from the time I spent as an inner city student and my time after college working for the Boston Public School system as an Education Pioneers Analyst Fellow. I also have a B.S. from Babson College, a M.A. from Teachers College, M.Phil from Columbia (TC), and a Ph.D. from Columbia (TC). I previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Boston Public Schools.

Eric may be reached at echan1@babson.edu or on twitter at @ericwchan. If you work for a school district and have data that needs to be analyzed or programs that needs to be assessed, feel free to contact me and I can see what I can do for you.

 

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