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The Economic Impact of Good Schools (May 03, 2016)

Education policy in the U.S. is in transition. The policy directions of states will have a great impact on the future of each state’s economic development. And here the business community can significantly affect the future, essentially by promoting its own self-interest.

Student Achievement and Every State's Economic Future (April 29, 2016)

Schooling policy in the U.S. is in flux. And the future of America’s state economies is at stake. The No Child Left Behind Act that drove much of the overall policy discussion became increasingly dysfunctional and was belatedly replaced by the Every Student Succeeds Act. A key element of this new act is returning the locus of educational policy to individual states. Will states move toward improving schools without the continued pressure of the federal government? Will they do better or worse when given more latitude?

The knowledge capital imperative (January 28, 2016)

In September 2015, the United Nations adopted an aggressive development agenda that included 17 separate Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) designed to guide investment and development over the next 15 years. Two of these assume particular importance because they will determine whether or not the other 15 can be achieved.

Recent Publications

General Education, Vocational Education, and Labor-Market Outcomes over the Life-Cycle. Eric A. Hanushek, Guido Schwerdt, Ludger Woessmann, Lei Zhang. Journal of Human Resources, forthcoming.
It Pays to Improve School Quality. Eric A. Hanushek, Jens Ruhose, Ludger Woessmann. Education Next, 16(3), Summer, Summer 2016, pp. 16-24.
School human capital and teacher salary policies. Eric A. Hanushek. Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 1(1), 2016, pp. 23-40.
What Matters for Achievement: Updating Coleman on the Influence of Families and Schools. Eric A. Hanushek. Education Next, 16(2), Spring 2016, pp. 22-30.
Knowledge Capital, Growth, and the East Asian Miracle. Eric A. Hanushek, Ludger Woessmann. Science, 351(6271), January 22, 2016, pp. 344-345.