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Rodney Jermaine Andrews
Assistant Professor-Economic Political and Policy
Office MailstopMail Box: WT21, Green Hall-3.220, Room No.: GR2818 
Email Address    Primary Phone Number 972-883-2849    URL UTD Webpage    Media Contact
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Trang, Vy T
 Professional Preparation
 Ph.D.EconomicsUniversity of Michigan-Ann Arbor2007
 M.A.EconomicsUniversity of Michigan-Ann Arbor2002
 B.S.Bachelors of Science in EconomicsGeorgia Institute of Technology1999
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Research Interests

Economics of Education, Labor Economics, Public Finance, Applied Microeconometrics, Program Evaluation, Health Economics

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  YearPublication  Type
The Eff ects of the Kalamazoo Promise on College Choice" (with Stephen DesJardins and Vimal Ranchhod) Economics of Education Review 29(5) (2010), 722-737
Category: Economics of Education Review
"Comments on \Black Americans in the 21st Century: Should We Be Optimistic or Con- cerned?"" Review of Black Political Economy 37(3-4) (2010), 253{255
Estimating The Responsiveness of College Applications to the Likelihood of Acceptance and Financial Assistance: Evidence from Texas, (with V. Ranchhod and V. Sathy) Economics of Education Review 29(1) (2010), 104-115
Category: Economics of Education Review
Family Health, Children's Own Health, and Test Score Gaps, (with Trevon Logan) American Economics Review 100(2) (2010), 195-199
Category: American Economics Review
Bergstrom et al 1986: A correction, Journal of Public Economics 90(4-5) (2006), 957-958
Category: Journal of Public Economics
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
September 30th,  September 30th,  Mexico 2006 Countdown Series: Analysis of the State of the Union 2006
Guest Speaker in the U.S.-Mexico Commerce Chamber (USMCOC) Roundtable, September 30th, 2003, Irving, Texas, USA
Sep-01 Sep-01 The Political Vote of Mexicans Abroad: A Jurisdictional Perspective
Lecturer in the Symposium of Mexican Political Action Abroad, September 2001, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Nov-02 Nov-02 Higher Education Alternatives for Mexicans in Texas: The cases of the Pilot Program and HB 1403
Lecturer in the Mexican Association for International Education (AMPEI) Meeting 2002, November 2002, Guanajuato, Gto., Mexico
March 28th, 2003 March 28th, 2003 The Demographic Transition in Latin America: The Cases of Mexico, Costa Rica, and Venezuela
Lecturer in the 2003 meeting of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), March 28th, 2003, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Mar-00 Mar-00 Diversification of Exports in Venezuela: 1965 - 1996
Lecturer in the 2000 meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, March, 2000, Miami, Florida, USA.
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
May 2011DirectorTexas School Project The University of Texas at Dallas
August, 2009-PresentAssistant ProfessorSchool of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences University of Texas at Dallas
August, 2007-July, 2009Robert Wood Johnson Scholars  Harvard University
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Awards and Fellowships
  • 2000-2002 Rackham Minority Fellowship
  • 2002-2006 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Research and Training Program in Poverty and Public Policy, University of Michigan
  • 2005-2006 Spencer Dissertation Fellowship
  • 2007-2009 Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy Research Postdoctoral Fellowship-Harvard University
  • 2008-2010 National Institute of Health Loan Repayment Plan
  • Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE) Fellow 2008-2011

Referee Experience
Economics of Education Review, Journal of Health Economics, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy

Works in Progress
  • Alternatives to Affirmative Action, High School Quality, and College Performance
  • The Impact of Colorblind Admissions on the Educational Expectations of Texas's High School Graduates
  • The Effects of Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger on Applications and Admissions at an Elite Public University
  • The Effects of High School Courses on Subsequent Educational and Labor Market Outcomes ( with Steve DesJardins, Kristin Klopfenstein, and Brian McCall)
  • The ffects of Universal Pre-K in Texas (with Paul Jargowsky and Kristin Kuhne)

Presentations & Invited Seminars
  • 2006: AEA Minority Pipeline Conference
  • 2007: University of Texas at Dallas, AEA Minority Pipeline Conference, University of Illinois-Chicago, APPAM Fall Conference
  • 2008:Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy Research Annual Meeting, Institute for Research on Policy Visiting Scholar Seminar, APPAM Fall Conference, University of Texas at Dallas
  • 2009: City University of New York, Texas A&M-College Station, Southern Economics Association Meeting
  • 2010: American Economics Association Annual Meeting

Personal Statement

Rodney Andrews, a Harvard University Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar, is an assistant professor of economics in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences and director of the Texas Schools Project.

While Dr. Andrews as investigated a range of topics including health policy, his recent focus is on the economics of education and, more specifically, the topics of college paths, returns to college quality, and pre-K effects on student achievement. Papers on these topics and other education research can be found under “Papers.”

Furthermore, Dr. Andrews’ has also completed research focusing on the college application process and how it is impacted by financial assistance in “The Effects of the Kalamazoo Promise on College Choice” and “Estimating the Responsiveness of College Applications to the Likelihood of Acceptance and Financial Assistance: Evidence from Texas,” both that have been published in the Economics of Education Review.

Dr. Andrews received his PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan.

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