Matt Chingos

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Matt Chingos

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Matthew M. Chingos is a Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute, where he studies a wide range of education-related topics at both the K–12 and postsecondary levels. Chingos’s areas of expertise include class-size reduction, standardized testing, teacher quality, student loan debt, and college graduation rates. Before joining Urban, Chingos was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

He is the coauthor of Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Debt and Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America’s Public Universities. Chingos's work has also been published in academic journals including the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and Education Finance and Policy.

His current research examines the long-term effects of school choice policies, student transportation, the potential of information to change the market for higher education, and college living costs. Chingos received a B.A. in Government and Economics and a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University.