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Joydeep Roy is a Visiting Professor of Economics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, in the Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis (EPSA), where he teaches courses on the economics of higher education and advises Masters and doctoral students. He is also a Senior Economist at New York City Independent Budget Office focusing on education and educational policy involving New York City public schools. Professor Roy’s research interests revolve around access, equity and efficiency in education, with a focus on the distributional impacts of various policies and regimes. He has worked and written extensively on achievement gaps, school finance, school choice and accountability, merit aid programs and college choice, high schools and the transition to college. His current research focuses on competition among elite colleges, peer effects on high school students, Great Recession and school district competition, impact of release from desegregation mandates, and school engagement. Professor Roy holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University.
Professor Roy’s research has been published in various economics, education, and policy journals including the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Education Finance and Policy, Regional Studies, Education Policy Analysis Archives and Phi Delta Kappan. He is the co-author of the book Rethinking High School Graduation Rates and Trends and co-editor of two books examining teacher pay. His work has been cited in various national, state and local media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Education Week, USA Today, PBS and Chalkbeat.
Princeton University, Ph.D. in Economics, 2004
Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, M.Phil. in Economics, July 1997.
Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, M.A in Economics, July 1995.
Presidency College, University of Calcutta, B.Sc., Economics, 1993.
- “Effect of Constraints on Tiebout Competition: Evidence from the Michigan School Finance Reform”, (with Rajashri Chakrabarti), Regional Studies, 51(5), 2017.
- “Do Charter Schools Crowd Out Private School Enrollment? Evidence from Michigan,” (with Rajashri Chakrabarti), Journal of Urban Economics, 91, 88-103, 2016.
- “Housing Markets and Residential Segregation: Impacts of the Michigan School Finance Reform on Inter- and Intra-district Sorting” (with Rajashri Chakrabarti), Journal of Public Economics, 122, 110-132, 2015.
- “Did Cuts in State Aid during the Great Recession Lead to Changes in Local Property Taxes?” (with Rajashri Chakrabarti and Max Livingston). Education Finance and Policy 9(4), 2014.
- “The Compensation Question: Are public school teachers underpaid? (with Jason Richwine, Andrew Biggs and Lawrence Mishel), Education Next, Vol. 12, No. 4, Fall 2012.
- “Impact of School Finance Reform on Resource Equalization and Academic Performance: Evidence from Michigan,” Education Finance and Policy, Spring 2011, Vol. 6, No. 2, Pages 137-167.
- “Using Administrative Data to Estimate Graduation Rates: Challenges, Proposed Solutions and their Pitfalls” (with Lawrence Mishel), Education Policy Analysis Archives, Volume 16, Number 11, June 4, 2008
- “The Economics of Parental Choice” (with Rajashri Chakrabarti), for Patrick J. McEwan and Dominic Brewer (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Education,Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2010.