David Blazar

David Blazar

Affiliated Researcher
Assistant Professor of Education Policy and Economics
Faculty Director, Maryland Equity Project
David Blazar

David Blazar is an Assistant Professor of Education Policy and Economics at the University of Maryland. His research examines teacher labor markets, with a focus on professional learning, organizational contexts of schools and districts, and accountability policy. At CEPR, he worked with the Strategic Data Project on human capital diagnostics including those for Albuquerque Public Schools, Boston Public Schools, and the Delaware Department of Education; he also worked with the National Center for Teacher Effectiveness project to design the Mathematical Quality of Instruction instrument to assess elementary school math instruction. 

His work is published in American Educational Research Journal, Economics of Education Review, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Researcher, among other publications. He received the AEFP Flanigan Outstanding Dissertation Award and was named an emerging education policy scholar by the Fordham Institute. He received his doctorate in quantitative policy analysis in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He holds a masters in policy and management and a bachelors in history and literature, also from Harvard. He previously taught high-school English in New York City.