Oded Gurantz

Gurantz other school 2018
  • Research Interests

  • Economics of Education
  • Education Policy
  • Higher Education


Prior to joining the faculty of the Truman School of Public Affairs, Dr. Gurantz was an Institute of Education Sciences Fellow in the Stanford Graduate School of Education and worked as an Associate Policy Research Scientist at the College Board. His research focuses on gaps in college enrollment and completion between students from historically underserved groups and their more privileged peers. With a background in economics and education policy, he uses quantitative research methods, primarily quasi-experimental and experimental designs, to examine programs and policies that are both effective and efficient in ameliorating educational disparities. A key component of Oded’s research agenda is the development of long-term, collaborative partnerships with educational and government agencies. This approach helps his findings address not just theoretical questions in the literature but ensures that the results are relevant to current public policy debates and well-positioned to lead to actionable change.


  • PhD from Stanford University