Human Capital Pipelines

Staffing schools with effective teachers and leaders is a critical challenge for US public schools, particularly those that serve high proportions of low-income students. A range of policies affect staffing issues – from policies that determine or influence who enters the teaching profession and who is licensed to teach in certain states to those that influence whether teachers choose to remain in their classrooms or leave their schools or the profession. This strand seeks to understand all aspects of the human capital pipeline that bear on staffing schools with highly effective educators. The Center will include research related to pathways into teaching, teacher education, teacher hiring, and teacher retention.

Featured Work


Heather C. Hill, Zid Mancenido, Susanna Loeb. (2021).

Matthew A. Kraft, Eric J. Brunner, Shaun M. Dougherty, David J. Schwegman. (2020). Journal of Public Economics, 188, 104212.

Brian A. Jacob, Jonah E. Rockoff, Eric S. Taylor, Benjamin Lindy, Rachel Rosen. (2018). Journal of Public Economics, 116, 81–97.