Handbook of the Economics of Education - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444528193, 9780080465678

Handbook of the Economics of Education, Volume 2

1st Edition

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Editors: Eric A Hanushek F. Welch
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444528193
eBook ISBN: 9780080465678
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 30th October 2006
Page Count: 742
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Table of Contents

  1. Using Wages to Infer School QualityRobert Speakman and Finis Welch
  2. School ResourcesEric A. Hanushek
  3. Drinking from the Fountain of Knowledge: Student Incentive to Study and Learn – Externalities, Information Problems and Peer PressureJohn Bishop
  4. Schools, teachers, and Education Outcomes in Developing CountriesPaul Glewwe and Michael Kremer
  5. Has School Desegregation Improved Academic and Economic Outcomes for Blacks?Steven G. Rivkin and Finis Welch
  6. Teacher QualityEric A. Hanushek and Steven G. Rivkin
  7. Teacher SupplyPeter J. Dolton
  8. Pre-School, Day Care and After School Care: Who’s Minding the Kids?David Blau
  9. The Courts and Public School Finance: Judge-Made Centralization and Economic ResearchWilliam A. Fischel
  10. Income and Peer Quality Sorting in Public and Private SchoolsThomas J. Nechyba
  11. Public Intervention in Post-Secondary EducationThomas J. Kane
  12. US Higher Education FinanceMichael S. McPherson and Morton Owen Schapiro
  13. Income Contingent Loans for Higher Education: International ReformsBruce Chapman


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

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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


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About the Editors

Eric A Hanushek Editor

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).

Affiliations and Expertise

Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

F. Welch Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Texas A & M University, College Stations, TX, USA