Randall Reback

Randall Reback is the Tow Professor of Economics at Barnard College and a faculty fellow at Columbia University's Institute for Social Research and Policy. He specializes in the economics of education, and his research explores various topics related to U.S. school finance, school accountability, school counselors, and school-based health programs.  His current projects examine the effects of school-based health centers on students' test scores, school attendance rates, high school graduation rates, and teen birth rates. Professor Reback's prior research has been recognized by grants and awards from the Spencer Foundation, National Science Foundation, Institute for Education Sciences, Association for Education Finance and Policy, and the National Institute of Mental Health.  Early in his career, he was a fifth-grade teacher in East Palo Alto, California. His courses for Barnard and Columbia undergraduates have included "Economics of Education," "Econometrics," and "Child Health, Learning, and Behavior."