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Julian Betts

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: K-12 education

Julian Betts is a professor of economics at the University of California, San Diego and executive director of the San Diego Education Research Alliance (SanDERA), and an adjunct fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California. He has devoted 21 years to collaborative research that has evaluated many education interventions designed to assist disadvantaged groups. He has directed a lottery-based study of public school choice programs in San Diego and is currently studying both the short- and long-term impacts of winning school choice lotteries. He holds a PhD in economics from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.