The Handbooks in Economics series continues to provide the various branches of economics with handbooks which are definitive reference sources, suitable for use by professional researchers, advanced graduate students, or by those seeking a teaching supplement. With contributions from leading researchers, each Handbook presents an accurate, self-contained survey of the current state of the topic under examination. These surveys summarize the most recent discussions in journals, and elucidate new developments. Although original material is also included, the main aim of this series is the provision of comprehensive and accessible surveys

Key Features

*Every volume contains contributions from leading researchers *Each Handbook presents an accurate, self-contained survey of a particular topic *The series provides comprehensive and accessible surveys


Economists: professional researchers, advanced graduate students

Table of Contents

13. Using Wages to Infer School Quality Robert Speakman and Finis Welch 14. School Resources Eric A. Hanushek 15. Drinking from the Fountain of Knowledge: Student Incentive to Study and Learn – Externalities, Information Problems and Peer Pressure John Bishop 16. Schools, teachers, and Education Outcomes in Developing Countries Paul Glewwe and Michael Kremer 17. Has School Desegregation Improved Academic and Economic Outcomes for Blacks? Steven G. Rivkin and Finis Welch 18. Teacher Quality Eric A. Hanushek and Steven G. Rivkin 19. Teacher Supply Peter J. Dolton 20. Pre-School, Day Care and After School Care: Who’s Minding the Kids? David Blau 21. The Courts and Public School Finance: Judge-Made Centralization and Economic Research William A. Fischel 22. Income and Peer Quality Sorting in Public and Private Schools Thomas J. Nechyba 23. Public Intervention in Post-Secondary Education Thomas J. Kane 24. US Higher Education Finance Michael S. McPherson and Morton Owen Schapiro 25. Income Contingent Loans for Higher Education: International Reforms Bruce Chapman


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About the editors

Eric A Hanushek

Eric Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He is also chairman of the Executive Committee for the Texas Schools Project at the University of Texas at Dallas, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences and of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Education Excellence (California).