Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall (VPD), LL-101
635 Downey Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Gurantz's research focuses on gaps in college enrollment and completion between students from historically underserved groups and their more privileged peers. With a background in economics and education policy, he uses quantitative research methods, primarily quasi-experimental and experimental designs, to examine programs and policies that are both effective and efficient in ameliorating educational disparities. A key component of Oded’s research agenda is the development of long-term, collaborative partnerships with educational and government agencies. This approach helps his findings address not just theoretical questions in the literature but ensures that the results are relevant to current public policy debates and well-positioned to lead to actionable change.