Paul von Hippel

LBJ School faculty member Paul von Hippel

Professor of Public Affairs; Associate Dean for Research

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 is a professor of public policy, sociology, statistics and data science at The University of Texas in Austin, known for his work on summer learning, summer weight gain, research design, replicability of research and missing data. He works on evidence-based policy, education and inequality, and the obesity epidemic. Dr. von Hippel has won three best-article awards for his work on education and obesity, as well as the 2019 Leo Goodman Award for contributions to statistical methods within 15 years of receiving a Ph.D. Before his academic career, he worked as a data scientist, using predictive analytics to help banks prevent fraud. He holds degrees in statistics and sociology from The Ohio State University, as well as degrees in music from Yale and Stanford. He still plays jazz piano.

Courses Taught
Spring 2024 - 59795 - PA 397 - Introduction to Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
Fall 2023 - 61120 - PA 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Spring 2022 - 59440 - PA 390E - Research Design
Spring 2022 - 59530 - PA 397C - Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
Fall 2022 - 61055 - PA 397 - Introduction to Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
Fall 2022 - 61060 - PA 397 - Introduction to Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
Spring 2021 - 60860 - PA 095 - Public Affairs Colloquium
Spring 2021 - 60810 - PA 390E - Research Design
Spring 2021 - 60879 - PA 397C - Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
Spring 2020 - 58355 - PA 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Spring 2020 - 58595 - PA 390E - Research Design
Fall 2020 - 59200 - PA 095 - Public Affairs Colloquium
Fall 2020 - 58985 - PA 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Spring 2019 - 60210 - PA 388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Spring 2018 - 60995 - PA 397C - Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
Fall 2018 - 60965 - PA 390E - Research Design
Fall 2018 - 61075 - PA 397C - Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
Spring 2017 - 61190 - PA680PB - Policy Research Project
Fall 2017 - 61005 - PA 390E - Research Design
Spring 2016 - 60255 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Fall 2016 - 60517 - PA680PA - Policy Research Project
Fall 2016 - 60840 - PA390E - Research Design
Fall 2016 - 60950 - PA397C - Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
Spring 2015 - 61320 - PA390E - Research Design
Fall 2015 - 60065 - PA390E - Research Design
Fall 2015 - 60185 - PA397C - Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
Spring 2014 - 63680 - PA390E - Research Design
Fall 2014 - 62555 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Spring 2013 - 62970 - PA390E - Research Design
Spring 2013 - 63085 - PA397C - Advanced Empirical Methods for Policy Analysis
Contact Information
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Campus location:
SRH 3.238