American Institutes for Research

Michael Hansen, Affiliated Researcher

mhansenSenior Researcher
Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research Program 
American Institutes for Research
1000 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007

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Ph.D., Economics, University of Washington
Curriculum Vitae
Expertise: teacher incentives, teacher quality, labor contracts


Michael Hansen is currently a Senior Researcher with the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research Program at the American Institutes for Research and an affiliated researcher with CALDER. His research interests include the economics of education, applied microeconomics, and labor economics.

Prior to the American Institutes for Research, Dr. Hansen worked as a Research Associate at the Urban Institute and a Research Assistant with the Center on Reinventing Public Education in Seattle. Recently Dr. Hansen was a finalist in National Council on Teacher Quality Research Competition.

Dr. Hansen has completed research on value-added measurement, district-level contract choice for teachers, and national board certification and license testing for teachers.  He holds an  Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from the University of Washington.


Working Paper 101 Updated
Working Paper 110
Working Paper 110
Right-Sizing the Classroom: Making the Most of Great Teachers
WP 101
Teacher Performance Trajectories in High and Lower-Poverty Schools
WP 60
Chronically Low-performing Schools and Turnaround: Evidence from Three States
WP 97
Characteristics of Schools Successful in STEM: Evidence from Two States' Longitudinal Data
CALDER Working Paper 89
Investigating the Role of Human Resources in School Turnaround: A Decomposition of Improving Schools in Two States
Working Paper 78
A Leg Up or a Boot Out?: Student Achievement and Mobility Under School Restructuring
CALDER Working Paper 73
Is it Just a Bad Class? Assessing the Long-term Stability of Estimated Teacher Performance
CALDER Policy Brief 10
Using Performance on the Job to Inform Teacher Tenure Decisions
CALDER Working Paper 31
Assessing the Potential of Using Value-Added Estimates of Teacher Job Performance for Making High-Stakes Personnel Decisions
CALDER Working Paper 40
How Career Concerns Influence Public Workers' Effort: Evidence from the Teacher Labor Market
CALDER Policy Brief 3
Assessing the Potential of Using Value Added-Estimates of Teacher Job Performance for Making Tenure Decisions
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