Dr. Erin Kaplan is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics at the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on applied microeconomics including labor, health, and education economics, with an emphasis on understanding socioeconomic disparities and the impact of public policy on the welfare of individuals and communities
Areas of Expertise
INSIGHT + ANALYSIS
NEWS + EVENTS
Tommy Talks: Education Policy and Housing Prices
Amidst a national debate about control of local public schools, Prof. Kaplan describes the myriad of school zoning changes in Memphis, TN following a merger of the city and county school districts. These zoning changes create a natural experiment that allows us to disentangle the impact of academic achievement, local district administration, and racial diversity on home values.