December 16, 2015


Seth Gershenson

Seth Gershenson is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy in American University’s School of Public Affairs and a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA Bonn). His primary research interests are in the economics of education, specifically issues relating to teacher labor markets, parents’ and students’ time use, summer learning loss, the development of character skills, and the role of expectations in the education production function.

Dr. Gershenson’s research has been supported by the W.E. Upjohn Institute, the Spencer Foundation, and the American Educational Research Association and has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Economics of Education Review, American Educational Research Journal, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Education Finance and Policy, and Educational Researcher. More information about his research is available on his website:



Link to the Show:

The Perkins Platform 12-16-2015



Here are some links to the interventions I mentioned in response to the caller:



Growth Mindset:,


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