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Alex Holt is a policy analyst with the Education Policy Program at New America where he focuses on the economics of higher education as well as pre-K education data. Holt designed a calculator application to show the effects of a new policy, income-based repayment for federal student loans, which exposed previously unknown windfall effects of the program that were published in a frequently referenced paper he co-authored. He also helped create the first-ever database of publicly funded pre-K at the school district level. His estimates for the costs of alternative education proposals, including universal pre-K in the U.S., have also been widely cited. Holt’s work has appeared in The New York Times
, The Washington Post
, CNN, Fox Business, Bloomberg.com, Time.com, The Huffington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education
, and Inside Higher Ed. Before New America, Alex studied and lived in Amman, Jordan. He graduated from The George Washington University with a B.A. in political communication.