Matthew M. Chingos

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Matthew Chingos


Matthew M. Chingos is a senior fellow at the Urban Institute, where he studies a wide range of education-related topics at both the K12 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.

Chingos is the coauthor of Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America’s Public Universities and Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Debt. His 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, and has received support from the United States government and several philanthropic foundations.

Chingos’s current research examines the long-term effects of school choice policies, student transportation, state funding formulas for K-12 education, consumer information in higher education, college living costs, and student loan defaults. He received a B.A. in Government and Economics and a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University.

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