#44 – Dr. Jed Richardson – Program Evaluation

This episode features Jed Richardson who is an applied micro-economist focused on education policy. He is currently an Assistant Scientist with the Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative. He is the Principal Investigator of multiple evaluations of state policies and district academic programs. He has studied the design of school accountability systems, basic needs insecurity among college students, and impacts of student risk factors such as placement in out of home care and contact with the juvenile justice system. Prior to joining WEC, Jed served as Acting Director and Managing Director of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab and as Associate Director and Economist at the Value Added Research Center. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Davis.

We often speak about having impact in the programs that we deliver and Jed shares his thoughts on ways we can ensure that this happens. He has thought deeply about how to know whether what we do makes a difference.

You can connect with Jed by visiting the WEC website at http://wec.wceruw.org/

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Show Notes

Book Recommendations

The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

All books by Mo Willems

Activities to Stay Well and Healthy

Jed bikes to work throughout the year (even in the Winter).

Organization or person who Inspires

Partners in Health

Leaders who focus on what we have in common, not what sets up apart.

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