Mosbacher Education Policy Workshop Discusses Post-Katrina Reforms of New Orleans’ Education

January 25, 2016

  Dr. Douglas Harris, professor of economics at Tulane University

Dr. Douglas Harris

On Monday, February 1, 2016, the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University will kick off its Education Policy Workshop series with a talk by Dr. Douglas Harris, professor of economics at Tulane University. Dr. Harris’ talk is entitled “Taken by Storm: The Effects of the Post-Katrina New Orleans School Reforms on Students’ Academic Outcomes.” The lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the George Bush Presidential Library and will be followed by a reception immediately afterward.

Harris is an economist whose research explores how the level and equity of student educational outcomes are influenced by education policies. His current work focuses on the effects of the unprecedented school reforms that emerged in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. He is a professor of economics, the University Endowed Chair in Public Education at Tulane University, and director of the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans.

This event is offered free of charge, but reservations are strongly recommended by Friday, January 29, 2016. For more information and to register, go to

Please call 979.845.1927 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you have any questions.

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