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Sally Hudson

Assistant Professor
Unit: Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
Department: Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy
Office location and address
Garrett L032
235 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
PhD, Economics, MIT, 2016
BA, Economics, Stanford University, 2010
Biography

Sally Hudson is a labor economist who studies recruiting and retention in the public sector. Her recent work analyzes teacher retention in hard-to-staff school districts and the effects of salary schedules on mid-career recruiting.

Sally also conducts randomized evaluations of financial aid programs that aim to improve college access and completion for low-income students. She works extensively with the Poverty Action Lab to promote the use of experiments in evaluating and improving public services. 

Sally earned her Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and B.A. in Economics from Stanford University.

Continuation of Evaluation of Bufftet Foundation Scholarship Program
Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
November 01, 2017 – June 30, 2020
An Evaluation of the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Scholarship Program, and The William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Community Programs
Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
June 01, 2016 – October 31, 2017
LPPP 3500: Special Topics in Social Entrepreneurship
Credits: 3
Topical course in social entrepreneurship
PPOL 3559: New Course in Public Policy and Leadership
Credits: 3
Investigates a selected issue in public policy or leadership.
LPPA 6150: Research Methods & Data Analysis I
Credits: 3
The first part of a two-semester sequence in research methods and tools used to evaluate public policies. This course reviews basic mathematics and statistics used by policy analysts, and introduces regression methods for empirical implementation and testing of relations among variables. The purpose of this course is to develop skills that can be used throughout your profession and civic life.
LPPP 6500: Topics in Public Policy
Credits: 1
Investigates a selected issue in public policy or leadership.
LPPA 7160: Research Methods and Data Analysis II
Credits: 3
Builds on the methods and concepts introduced into Research Methods and Data Analysis I to prepare students to gather, analyze, criticize, and interpret complex data in public policy settings. Tools stressed may include multiple regression and experimentation.
PPOL 7160: Research Methods and Data Analysis II
Credits: 3
Builds on the methods and concepts introduced into Research Methods and Data Analysis I to prepare students to gather, analyze, criticize, and interpret complex data in public policy settings. Tools stressed may include multiple regression and experimentation.
LPPA 7220: Advance Topics in Impact Evaluation
Credits: 3
Explores practical choices researchers face conducting quasi-experimental impact evaluations. Students replicate findings from prominent policy research using range of empirical techniques, i.e.: matching; regression; propensity score weighting; instrumental variables; discontinuity designs; & panel data methods. Lectures emphasize tradeoffs between empirical methods, techniques for assessing robustness & strategies for effectively reporting result.
PPOL 7559: New Course in Public Policy and Leadership
Credits: 3
Investigates a selected issue in public policy or leadership.
PPOL 7993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Student will perform independent projects under close faculty supervision.