Michael Hansen

Principal Researcher
Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research Program

Dr. Michael Hansen is a Principal Researcher with the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research Program at the American Institutes for Research and an affiliated researcher with CALDER. A labor economist by training, he has conducted original research on the teacher quality, value-added measurement, evaluation, and teacher responses to incentives and accountability using state longitudinal data systems. Other areas of research include school turnaround, and STEM learning.

Dr. Hansen has worked as Principal Investigator on a range of contracts and grants with a variety of funders. Findings from his research have received media coverage from prominent outlets including the Washington Post, the Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, Politico, and Education Week.

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. Dr. Hansen holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Washington.

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Michael Hansen

Area of Expertise

  • Teacher Quality
  • Value-Added Measurement
  • School Turnaround
  • Teacher Incentives

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