Eric Larsen is a Principal Economic Researcher at American Institutes for Research, specializing in program and policy evaluation, quasi-experimental research designs, and teacher and leader effectiveness. He is currently the co-principal investigator for three evaluations of interventions designed to improve the effectiveness of principals and other school leaders. He is also currently the project director for Florida Department of Education’s Value-Added Model for Measuring Student Learning Gains. Dr. Larsen was a teacher in California public schools for eight years, and he holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Davis.
As co-principal investigator, Larsen co-leads the Exploratory study E discussing design and propose a study to measure the impact of equity-centered leadership in schools.