Ishtiaque Fazlul

Clinical Assistant Professor of Economics (Research), Kennesaw State University


I am an applied microeconomist working on data-driven and evidence-based policy design in the fields of health and education. My research evaluates how policies and institutions affect health and education and explores ways of better measuring policy-relevant variables in these fields. My work explores how social factors, financing systems, and organizational structures and processes affect health and education; the effect of federal and state health policies on access to and disparities in care; risky health behavior; the social determinants of health; maternal and child health; measurement of student disadvantage; and school funding. I have published in Health Economics; Health Services Research; INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing; American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Focus; Economics of Education Review; Applied Economics Letters; and BMC Women's Health.  

Before starting my current job as a research-intensive clinical assistant professor at KSU, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Economics Department at the University of Missouri and worked on projects related to US K-12 policy using Missouri's education microdata. Prior to that, I finished my PhD in Economics at Georgia State University where I was a graduate research assistant for the Georgia Policy Labs (GPL), a collaboration between Georgia State University and a number of government agencies and school districts to promote evidence-based policy development. Before graduate school, I was a research associate at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). 


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