Santa Clara University, USA
IZA World of Labor role
Assistant Professor of Economics, Santa Clara University, USA
Education, health, labor economics, public economics
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, Merced, 2012–2013
PhD Economics, University of California, Davis, 2012
“A’s from Zzz’s? The causal effect of school start time on the academic achievement of adolescents.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 3:3 (2011): 62–81 (with S. Carrell and J. West).
“What a difference a day makes: Quantifying the effects of birth timing manipulation on infant health.” Journal of Health Economics 33 (2014): 139–158 (with L. Schulkind).
“Missed signals: The effect of ACT college-readiness measures on post-secondary decisions.” Economics of Education Review 46 (2015): 39–51 (with A. Foote and L. Schulkind).
The educational effects of school start times
Delaying secondary school start times can be a cost-effective policy to improve students’ grades and test scoresTeny Maghakian Shapiro, August 2015The combination of changing sleep patterns in adolescence and early school start times leaves secondary school classrooms filled with sleep-deprived students. Evidence is growing that having adolescents start school later in the morning improves grades and emotional well-being, and even reduces car accidents. Opponents cite costly adjustments to bussing schedules and decreased time after school for jobs, sports, or other activities as reasons to retain the status quo. While changing school start times is not a costless policy, it is one of the easiest to implement and least expensive ways of improving academic achievement.MoreLess