Ying Shi

Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Ying Shi

Contact Information

426 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-9442
Office Hours:
We 9:00-12:15 (Virtual)

Staff Support
Laura Walsh
(315) 443-9929

Curriculum Vitae
Ying Shi CV

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research


Ph.D., Duke University, 2017 


Economics of education, labor economics, political economy

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Fall 2021

PAI 721 Introduction to Statistics, MoWe 3:45-5:05, HL 211
PAI/PSC 300 Policy Implementation, We 9:30-12:15, Newhouse I 409


Ying is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs and a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research. Prior to joining the Maxwell School, she was an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. Ying’s research interests are in labor economics and political economy, with a focus on education policy. Her current work examines the prevalence and origins of teacher racial bias, the role of school boards and district leadership on student outcomes, and the consequences of minority representation in local government. Ying received her Ph.D. in public policy (economics concentration) from Duke University in 2017. Full Biography


Selected Papers

Research Interests

Education Policy
Labor Economics
Political Economy

Research Grants and Awards

Principal Investigator. "Examining Underrepresented Students’ Access to and Gains from Selective Public High School Education," with John Singleton. Funded by Russell Sage Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Pipeline Grants Competition. 2020-2021.

IES Postdoctoral Fellowship. Standford University. 2017-2019.