Jing Liu is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Brown's Annenberg Institute. Named as a National Academy of Education Sciences/Spencer Dissertation Fellow, he earned his Ph.D. in economics of education from Stanford University in 2018. His research focuses on understanding the development of student engagement, behavior, and social emotional skills, how these skills and dispositions contribute to student success in the short and long run, and what the implications are for improving equal educational opportunities. For example, supported by a grant from the Spencer Foundation, he is estimating how student class absences affect student achievement in secondary school. In another project, he is evaluating the impact of a district-level disciplinary policy reform on a range of student outcomes. In a second line of inquiry, he systematically quantifies the micro processes in classrooms and schools to identify high-leverage practices to support teachers and school leaders for better decision making by applying computational social science approaches, especially text-as-data methods. His work has been published in journals such as The Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and Economics of Education Review.
Min Sun, Jing Liu, Junmeng Zhu, Zachary LeClair. (Forthcoming). Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis
Jing Liu, Susanna Loeb. (Forthcoming). The Journal of Human Resources
Emily Penner, Jane Rochmes, Jing Liu, Sabrina Solanki, Susanna Loeb. (2019). RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 5(3), 103-127
Shiyu Bo, Jing Liu, Ji-Liang Shiu, Yan Song, Sen Zhou. (2018). Economics of Education Review
Jing Liu, Susanna Loeb. (2016). Evidence Speaks Reports - The Brookings Institution
Eric Bettinger, Jing Liu, Susanna Loeb. (2016). Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 35(4), 763-791
Unsurprisingly, teachers who place a high value on attendance can increase a student's likelihood of finishing high school| The Journal of Human Resources