Sarah Cohodes

Sarah Cohodes is an Associate Professor of Economics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University. She is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research uses quantitative causal inference methods to evaluate programs and policies that have the potential to ameliorate achievement gaps. She is particularly interested in how young people and their families make choices about education and how school and college quality interact with those decisions.

Research Interests

Human Capital and Children
Long Reach of Childhood or Childhood Origins of Adult Health
Policy (policies)
Social Policy
State Child Health Programs


American Community Survey
Administrative Data (state or national)
American Time Use Survey
Current Population Survey
Decennial Census
Early Childhood Longitudinal Studies Program) or other Institute of Education Sciences Data
NYC Administrative Data