Rucker C. Johnson

Cohort 9 — Michigan Alumni List
Associate Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Dr. Johnson received both his PhD and MA in Economics from the University of Michigan, and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Morehouse College. His interest are labor, urban, health and applied economics, poverty, inequity and social welfare policy. Recently, he received a Andrew Carnegie Fellowship Prize, (2017-2019). His latest book, "Mothers' Work and Children's Lives: Low-income Families After Welfare Reform. Upjohn Institute Press (2010). His latest authored and co-authored articles include: Jackson, Kirabo, Rucker C. Johnson, Claudia Persico (2015). “The Effects of School Spending on Educational & Economic Outcomes: Evidence from School Finance Reforms”. The Quarterly Journal of Economics 131(1): 157-218, Johnson, Rucker C. (2017).  “Addressing Racial Health Disparities: Looking Back to Point the Way Forward”.  published in State of the Union, Center on Poverty & Inequality, Stanford University, Jackson, Kirabo, Rucker C. Johnson, Claudia Persico (2015). "Boosting Educational Attainment & Adult Earnings: Does School Spending Matter After All?" Education Next (Fall issue), Johnson, Rucker C. (2016).  “Can Schools Level the Intergenerational Playing Field?  Lessons from Equal Educational Opportunity Policies”.  Edited volume on mobility, published by the Federal Reserve Board, D.C., Johnson, Rucker C. (2015).  “Follow the Money: School Spending from Title I to Adult Earnings”.  Special edited volume, ESEA at 50, forthcoming in The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences.

Discipline: Economics
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