Matthew Kraft is Assistant Professor of Education and Economics at Brown University. His research and teaching interests include the economics of education, education policy analysis, and applied quantitative methods for causal inference. He studies human capital policies in education with a focus on teacher effectiveness and organizational change in K-12 urban public schools. He has published on topics such as teacher coaching, teacher layoffs, teacher-parent communication, teacher professional growth, school working conditions, non-cognitive predictors of educational achievement, and extended learning time.

Previously, he taught 8th grade English in Oakland Unified School District and 9th grade humanities at Berkeley High School in California. Dr. Kraft holds a doctorate in quantitative policy analysis in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, as well as a master’s degree in international comparative education and bachelor’s degree in international relations from Stanford University.