Paglayan's research focuses on the political interests, actors (teacher unions, business groups, voters, political parties, religious organizations, etc.), and coalitions that shape education policy choices that affect the size, equity and quality of educational systems -- both in the U.S. and in developing countries. Paglayan is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Global Development, and (starting July 2018) Assistant Professor of political science and public policy at UC San Diego.
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Focusing on teachers in the U.S., challenges the conventional wisdom that granting collective bargaining rights to public-sector unions leads to higher public-sector salaries, employment, and spending.