Christopher Avery

Christopher Avery

Roy E. Larsen Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Chris Avery

Christopher N. Avery is the Roy E. Larsen Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and is a PI for the National Center for Rural Education Research Networks. He studies rating and selection mechanisms, focusing on the college admissions system. His publications include a co-authored book, The Early Admissions Game and articles in economics journals (including the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Journal of Economic Perspectives) on early applications, college ranking systems, and the financial returns to completing a BA degree. His current projects include studies of virtual advising and related interventions to promote college enrollment and informed choices of colleges.

He completed a PhD in economic analysis at the Stanford Business School and holds prior degrees from Harvard and Cambridge universities.

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