Blake Heller

University of Houston


Blake Heller is an Assistant Professor at the Hobby School of Public Affairs. His expertise lies in Education Policy, Economics of Education, Labor Economics, and Program Evaluation. He earned a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University, an M.Sc. in economics and philosophy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an M.A. in teaching from Dominican University.

Blake’s research and teaching focus on applied microeconomics and policy analysis, particularly in education policy areas like alternative academic pathways, vocational education, adult training, and immigrant language skills. Notably, he co-leads the Massachusetts English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Impact Study, examining the effects of adult ESOL services on immigrant integration, including civic engagement and earnings.

His research has been published in respected journals, and he brings a wealth of experience, including a post-doctoral role at Vanderbilt University, work at the Education Innovation Laboratory at Harvard University, and teaching mathematics at 21st Century Charter School in Gary, Indiana. Blake Heller’s dedication to education policy drives meaningful progress in the field.

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