Cory Koedel

  • Research Interests

  • Economics of education
  • Labor economics
  • Applied microeconomics


Dr. Koedel is an associate professor of economics and public policy at the University of Missouri. His research is in the areas of teacher quality and compensation, curriculum evaluation, school choice and the efficacy of higher education institutions. His work has been widely cited in top academic journals in the fields of economics, education and public policy, and he has served on several technical advisory panels related to school and teacher evaluations for school districts, state education agencies and non-profit organizations. Dr. Koedel is an associate editor for the Economics of Education Review and serves on the editorial board for Education Finance and Policy and the board of directors for the Association for Education Finance and Policy. He was awarded the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Educational Research Association (Division L) in 2008, and in 2012 he received the Junior Scholar Award from the same group.


  • PhD from University of California, San Diego

Selected Publications

  • Do Pension Enhancements Improve Teacher Retention?
    Cory Koedel
  • Do Employers Prefer Workers Who Attend For-Profit Colleges? Evidence from a Field Experiment
    Rajeev Darolia, Cory Koedel, Paco Martorell, Katie Wilson and Francisco Perez-Arce

    Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 34(4): 881-903

  • Teacher Preparation Programs and Teacher Quality: Are There Real Differences Across Programs?
    Cory Koedel, Eric Parsons, Michael Podgursky and Mark Ehlert

    Education Finance and Policy 10(4): 508-534

  • Value-Added Modeling: A Review
    Cory Koedel, Kata Mihaly and Jonah E. Rockoff

    Economics of Education Review 47: 180-195

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