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Peter L Hinrichs


Assistant Professor


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Peter Hinrichs began as Assistant Professor in the Georgetown Public Policy Institute in Fall 2007 after receiving his Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also holds a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests fall under the area of applied microeconomics and, more specifically, the economics of education. Recent projects include a historical evaluation of the National School Lunch Program, a study of the effects of college diversity on income and civic behavior, a study of the effects of statewide affirmative action bans on college enrollment, and a study of the effects of high school starting times on academic achievement. He is currently working on a study of the extent of racial segregation in higher education and a study about teacher labor markets.

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  • Ph.D. (2007) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Economics
  • B.A. (2002) University of California, Berkeley, Economics and Mathematics

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