Handbook of the Economics of Education

Handbook of the Economics of Education

1st Edition - November 10, 2010

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  • Editors: Eric A Hanushek, Stephen Machin, Ludger Woessmann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080961828
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444534293

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How does education affect economic and social outcomes, and how can it inform public policy?Volume 3 of the Handbooks in the Economics of Education uses newly available high quality data from around the world to address these and other core questions. With the help of new methodological approaches, contributors cover econometric methods and international test score data. They examine the determinants of educational outcomes and issues surrounding teacher salaries and licensure. And reflecting government demands for more evidence-based policies, they take new looks at institutional feaures of school systems. Volume editors Eric A. Hanushek (Stanford), Stephen Machin (University College London) and Ludger Woessmann (Ifo Institute for Economic Research, Munich) draw clear lines between newly emerging research on the economics of education and prior work. In conjunction with Volume 4, they measure our current understanding of educational acquisition and its economic and social effects.

Key Features

  • Uses rich data to study issues of high contemporary policy relevance
  • Demonstrates how education serves as an important determinant of economic and social outcomes
  • Benefits from the globalization of research in the economics of education


Graduate students and professionals working in economics and education worldwide

Table of Contents

  • 1. Econometric Methods for Research in Education
    Costas Meghir, Steven Rivkin
    2. The Economics of International Differences in Educational Achievement
    Eric A. Hanushek, Ludger Woessmann
    3. Education and Family Background: Mechanisms and Policies
    Anders Bjorklund, Kjell Salvanes
    4. Peer Effects In Education: How Might They Work, How Big Are They and How Much Do We Know Thus Far?
    Bruce Sacerdote
    5. Teacher Compensation and Collective Bargaining
    Michael Podgursky
    6. Licensure: Exploring the Value of this Gateway to the Teacher Workforce
    Dan Goldhaber
    7. The Economics of Tracking in Education
    Julian R. Betts
    8. School Accountability
    David Figlio, Susanna Loeb
    9. The GED
    James Heckman, John Eric Humphries, Nicholas Mader
    10. Housing Valuations of School Performance
    Sandra Black, Steven Machin
    11. Apprenticeship
    Stefan C. Wolter, Paul Ryan

Product details

  • No. of pages: 616
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © North Holland 2010
  • Published: November 10, 2010
  • Imprint: North Holland
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080961828
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444534293

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).

Affiliations and Expertise

Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

Stephen Machin

Steve Machin's main research areas cover empirical work in labour economics, the economics of education and industrial relations. He is currently a Professor of Economics at University College London and Director of the Centre for the Economics of Education and Research Director at the Centre for Economic Performance. He is also one of the Editors of The Economic Journal.

Affiliations and Expertise

University College London and London School of Economics, UK

Ludger Woessmann

Ludger Woessmann is Professor of Economics at the University of Munich, and holds

a joint appointment as Head of the “Human Capital and Innovation” Department at

Ifo Institute for Economic Research, Germany.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ifo Institute for Economic Research, University of Munich, Germany

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