Jinqing Xu

Jinqing Xu (Jean) utilizes strong data manipulation, quantitative research, programming, and writing skills to provide ongoing support across Consortium studies, including the English Learner and Teach Chicago projects. She serves as a key member of a team of Consortium researchers, offering data and analytic assistance throughout the project lifecycle. This includes cleaning and documenting data sources, creating large-scale databases, and applying various statistical approaches and causal designs. Jean shares findings and collaborates with other scholars, researchers, and non-academic audiences. She is passionate about the economics of education, applied econometrics, and labor economics. Jean believes that rigorous research can inform the policy process, and she strives to apply a 'cool head and warm heart' approach in her ongoing and future research endeavors. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, playing tennis to stay healthy, or interacting with small animals around Lake Michigan.

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