Temple is a professor of public affairs and teaches in the social policy area. As a public economist, her interests are in cost-benefit analysis, early childhood education, program evaluation and public finance. One focus on her recent research is the use of social benefit financing through Pay for Success contracts between private funders and public and non-provider service providers.
PhD in Economics (Michigan State University, 1990)
BA in Economics (UW-Madison, 1984)
Reynolds, A. J. & Temple, J. A. (2019). Sustaining Early Childhood Learning Gains: Program, School, and Family Influences. Cambridge University Press:
Reynolds, A. J., Ou, S. & Temple, J. A. (2018). A multicomponent, preschool to third grade preventive intervention and educational attainment at 35 years of age, JAMA Pediatrics, 172, 247-256
Temple, J. A. (18 April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2018). What research supports - letter to editor. Star Tribune: Minneapolis, MN
Temple, J. A. & Reynolds, A. J. (2015). Using Benefit-Cost Analysis to Scale Up Early Childhood Programs through Pay-for-Success Financing, JOURNAL OF BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS, 6(3), 628-653