Thomas Goldring, Ph.D.

Director of Research, Georgia Policy Labs
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University

Email: tgoldring at
Office Phone: (404) 413-0254

Curriculum Vitae and Resume

Google Scholar, Twitter, Github

Policy Reports

Student Achievement Growth During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Fall 2021 Update
with Tim Sass, 2022
AppendixPolicy Brief

Media: AJC, WABE, 11 Alive

A Multi-State Analysis of Trends in Career and Technical Education
with Celeste Carruthers, Shaun Dougherty, Dan Kreisman, and Roddy Theobald, 2021

Upper Elementary Math Scores and Additional Supports for Algebra I

Student Achievement Growth During the COVID-19 Pandemic
with Tim Sass, 2021
AppendixSlidesPolicy Brief

Media: WSB #1, WSB #2, AJC #1, AJC #2, Marietta Daily Journal, 11 Alive #1, WABE, KLKN, 11 Alive #2, CBS, WSB #3, Post Crescent, Metro Atlanta CEO, The Conversation

Principals' Selection of Teacher Candidates
with Katherine Stewart and Tim Sass, 2021
Policy Brief

Children in Georgia's Pre-K Program: Characteristics and Trends, 2011-12 to 2018-19

Published Paper

Testing for Changes in the SES-Mortality Gradient when the Distribution of Education Changes Too
with Fabian Lange and Seth Richards-Shubik, Journal of Health Economics, 2016
Data & CodePublished Version

Media: FiveThirtyEight

Working Paper

Attrition Over Time for Teachers and Comparison Professions

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

CTE Teacher Labor Markets, Attributes, and Student Outcomes
with Dan Kreisman, Celeste Carruthers, Shaun Dougherty, and Roddy Theobald
Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Research
2022–26, $1.7 million

Media: GSU, Albany Herald

Early Care & Education Access Among Georgia's Low-Income Families
with Dave Ribar
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Equity-Focused Policy Research
2021–23, $156,527

The Impact of Georgia's ACCESS Initiative on Subsidized Child Care
with Dave Ribar
Administration for Children & Families, Child Care and Development Fund Planning Grant
2021–23, $150,000

Pathways Into the Early Care and Education Workforce: The Role of Various Credentials in Facilitating the Supply and Placement of Early Care and Education Professionals
Young Scholar, Foundation for Child Development
2021–23, $225,000

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Education Policy Initiative, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University

Predoctoral Training Fellow
Institute of Education Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University


A Stata command that implements a Bacon decomposition of a difference-in-differences estimator with variation in treatment timing

California school spending
An interactive visualization of school-level spending in Los Angeles USD and San Diego USD