Umut Özek is currently a principal researcher with the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research Program at AIR. Dr. Özek’s research interests include immigrant students, implementation and consequences of educational accountability, design and effects of school choice programs, and value-added measurement.
His previous research was funded by the Institutes of Education Sciences, National Science Foundation, Walton Family Foundation, and Smith Richardson Foundation, and was published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Public Economics, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Education Finance and Policy, and Economics of Education Review among others. Before joining AIR, Dr. Ozek was a research associate in the Education Policy Center at the Urban Institute.
Ph.D., Economics, University of Florida