Steven Glazerman

Chief Research & Methodology Officer at Innovations for Poverty Action

Steve Glazerman is a labor economist who focuses on impact evaluation design and cost effectiveness analysis, with emphasis on education, particularly teacher labor markets and consumer demand (school choice). After completing a PhD at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, he worked for 20 years at Mathematica Policy Research, where he was most recently a senior fellow. His research has mostly been in the U.S., covering topics such as teacher training, performance measurement, licensure, and compensation, as well as public school choice, early grade reading, and preschool curriculum. He has also conducted research on job training, scientific workforce development, nutrition, and housing. In addition to U.S.-based research, Steve has led RCTs in Peru, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua on various early grade reading interventions and has advised on evaluation design in various sectors in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mexico, El Salvador, and the Republic of Georgia for projects funded by the World Bank, USAID, and MCC. He taught program evaluation and cost benefit analysis in the economics department at Georgetown University and has published papers in education and public policy journals.


  • Chief Research & Methodology Officer

    Current role

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