Mark C. Long is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington, Evans School of Public Affairs. He is a Research Affiliate of the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, and a Faculty Affiliate of the West Coast Poverty Center.
His education-related research focuses on the effects of high school course-taking and school and college quality on test scores, educational attainment, labor market outcomes, family formation, and other behaviors; the effects of affirmative action and alternative college admissions policies on college entry; and the effects of college financial aid on household savings. He also has current projects studying: the savings and labor supply responses to complex policy incentives; the effects of altruism on the value of life for use in benefit-cost analysis; and heterogeneity in citizen's preferred social discount rates for use in benefit-cost analysis. He has done previous work on the economics of nursing labor markets.
Prof. Long has publications in numerous journals including The Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Econometrics, Economics of Education Review, Education Finance and Policy, and the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. He is the winner of The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management's 2002 PhD Dissertation Award for the Best PhD Dissertation in Public Policy and Management. He serves as Managing Editor and Co-Editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.
Prof. Long holds a PhD and MA in economics from the University of Michigan. He also holds an MPP from the University of Michigan, and a BA from DePauw University.