Jonah E. Rockoff

Assistant Professor, Finance and Economics


Jonah E. Rockoff is Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance at the Columbia Graduate School of Business and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Rockoff’s interests center on local public finance and the economics of education. He has done research on the determinants of property taxation and expenditure in local public school districts, the relation between crime risk and local property values, the impact of teachers and teacher certification on student achievement, and measuring the educational quality of charter schools. His current work focuses on identifying pre-employment indicators of effective teachers, and how teacher induction programs and mentoring can improve outcomes for new teachers. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 2004 and a B.A. in Economics from Amherst College.

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