von Hippel, Paul | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
Education
  • Ph.D. in Computer-Based Music Research, Stanford University
  • Ph.D. in Sociology, Ohio State University
  • M.A.S. in Statistics, Ohio State University
  • B.A. in Music, Yale University
Research Areas
  • Evidence-Based Policy
  • Educational Inequality
  • Obesity
Teaching Areas
  • Research and Empirical Methods
  • Social Policy

Paul von Hippel studies evidence-based policy, educational inequality and the relationship between schooling, health and obesity. He is an expert on research design and missing data, and he is a three-time winner of best article awards from the education and methodology sections of the American Sociological Association. Before his academic career, he was a data scientist who developed fraud-detection scores for banks including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the Bank of America.

Media Expertise
  • Banking
  • Obesity
  • Education Policy
  • Fraud
  • Statistics

Newsworthy

NewsJune 15, 2017
LBJ School Student-Drafted Legislation Passes House Higher Education Committee

Six LBJ School students wrote a bill to improve coordination between high schools and higher education institutions regarding dual-credit courses.

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Media MentionJune 5, 2017
Year-round school is booming — but its benefits are over-hyped

People tend to blame academic setbacks on summer vacation, but LBJ researcher Paul von Hippel says the real culprit is economic in nature.

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NewsMay 5, 2017
Policy Research Institute Provides LBJ School Faculty Opportunities for Worldwide Research

Policy Research Institute funding will grant 12 LBJ School faculty members the opportunity to pursue important research projects on complex, relevant policy issues.

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