Series: Handbook of the Economics of Education

Handbook of the Economics of Education contains original contributions on recent research that has appeared at top research seminars and received grant funding. Contributors explore technical details that illuminate major methodological and theoretical insights. This resource for students and researchers interested in the economics of education and human capital presents in-depth treatments that are too focused for other publications.  
  • Demonstrates how new methodologies are yielding fresh perspectives in education economics
  • Uses rich data to study issues of high contemporary policy relevance
  • Explores innovations in higher education, competition, and the uses of technology
Book Series: Handbook of the Economics of Education

Most recent volume


Volume 5. Handbook of the Economics of Education

Published: 4th May 2016 Editors: Eric A Hanushek Stephen Machin Ludger Woessmann

The volume of research into the economics of education has grown rapidly in recent years. In this comprehensive new Handbook, editors Eric Hanushek, Stephen Machin, and Ludger Woessmann assemble original contributions from leading researchers, addressing contemporary advances in the field. Each chapter illuminates major methodological and theoretical developments and directs the reader to productive new lines of research. As a result, these concise overviews of the existing literature offer an essential ‘jumpstart’ for both students and researchers alike.

Additional volumes


Volume 4. Handbook of the Economics of Education

Published: 15th August 2011 Editors: Eric A Hanushek Stephen Machin Ludger Woessmann

Volume 3. Handbook of the Economics of Education

Published: 10th November 2010 Editors: Eric A Hanushek Stephen Machin Ludger Woessmann

Volume 2. Handbook of the Economics of Education

Published: 30th October 2006 Editors: Eric A Hanushek F. Welch

Volume 1. Handbook of the Economics of Education

Published: 30th October 2006 Editors: Eric A Hanushek F. Welch

Volume 0. Handbook of the Economics of Education SET