I am a Research Analyst at CNA, and have previously worked at the Michigan Department of Education as an Education Research Consultant and Strategic Data Project Fellow. I received my Ph.D. in Economics in December 2013 from the University of Michigan, where my fields were Labor Economics, Economics of Education, and Public Finance. My primary research interests are in education policy; I am also interested in demography and labor markets.
- Leeds, Daniel M., Isaac McFarlin Jr., and Lindsay Daugherty. 2016. "Does Student Effort Respond to Incentives? Evidence from a Guaranteed College Admissions Program." Research in Higher Education (Online First)
- Motomura, Akira, Kelsey V. Roberts, Daniel M. Leeds, and Michael A. Leeds. 2016. "Does it Pay to Built through the Draft in the National Basketball Association?" Journal of Sports Economics 17(5): 501-516.
- Leeds, Daniel M., Michael A. Leeds, and Akira Motomura. 2015. "Are Sunk Costs Irrelevant? Evidence from Playing Time in the National Basketball Association" Economic Inquiry 53(2): 1305-1316.
- Leeds, Daniel M. and Stephen L. DesJardins. 2015. "The Effect of Merit Aid on Enrollment: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of Iowa's National Scholar's Award" Research in Higher Education 56(5): 471-495.
Work in Progress
- "Assessment of the Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative" (with Christine Mokher and Julie Harris)
- "School Accountability and Student Performance: An RD Analysis of Michigan's Focus Schools." (with William Metz)
- "Measuring Changes in the Costs of Teenage Childbearing" (with Emily Collins)
- "The Effect of Accountability Labels on School Performance"
- "The Impact of Admissions Policies and Test Prep on SAT Scores"