Handbook of the Economics of Education

Handbook of the Economics of Education

1st Edition - October 30, 2006

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  • Editors: Erik Hanushek, F. Welch
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080465678
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444528193

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 742
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © North Holland 2006
  • Published: October 30, 2006
  • Imprint: North Holland
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080465678
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444528193

About the Editors

Erik 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).

Affiliations and Expertise

Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

F. Welch

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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