Professor of Public Policy and Governance and Adjunct Professor of Economics
University of Washington
Mark C. Long is a professor of public policy and governance and adjunct professor of economics at the University of Washington. He was elected in 2019 to the Washington State Academy of Sciences. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for Education Finance and Policy and previously served as vice president, executive council member, and policy council member of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management; managing editor and co-editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management; interim director of the West Coast Poverty Center; and executive committee member of the University of Washington's Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology. He is an associate editor of the American Educational Research Journal. Long holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in economics from the University of Michigan, an M.P.P. from the University of Michigan, a secondary teaching credential via the University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.A. from DePauw University. Long’s research examines the effects of public policies on economic opportunity and efficient social mobility, with emphasis on estimating the benefits and costs of those policies. Long's research has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, fivethirtyeight.com, Politico, Forbes, Chronicle of Higher Education, U.S. News and World Report, and numerous other outlets.