Julien Lafortune*

Julien Lafortune is a research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, where he specializes in education and economics. His primary areas of focus include K–12 education finance, school infrastructure, human capital, and labor market policy. He has authored policy reports, briefs, presentations, and blogs on a variety of policy topics, including K–12 education, labor market issues, demographics, and housing markets. He has academic published research papers in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics and the American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings.

Julien earned the Jean Flanigan Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Association of Education Finance and Policy for his work studying the impacts of school finance policies. He is also currently a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned his PhD.