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Encyclopedia of Education Economics and Finance

Encyclopedia of Education Economics and Finance

Two Volume Set
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© 2014 | 984 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Economics can be a lens for understanding the behaviour of schools, districts, states, and nations in meeting education needs of their populaces, as well as for understanding the individual decisions made by administrators, teachers, and students.

Insights from economics help decision makers at the state level understand how to raise and distribute funds for public schools in an equitable manner for both schools and taxpayers. Economics also can assist researchers in analyzing effects of school spending and teacher compensation on student outcomes. And economics can provide important insights into public debates on issues such as whether to offer vouchers for subsidizing student attendance at private schools.

This two-volume Encyclopedia contains over 300 entries by experts in the field that cover these issues and more.

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Dominic J. Brewer

Dominic J. Brewer is Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. A labor economist specializing in the economics of education and education policy, Brewer has overseen major projects focusing on educational productivity and teacher issues in both K-12 and higher education. Before joining NYU in 2014, Brewer was a professor in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California for nine years and was named Clifford H. and Betty C. Allen professor in 2007. Prior to coming to USC, he was the ... More About Author

Lawrence O. Picus

Lawrence O. Picus is professor of education finance and policy at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. His current research interests focus on adequacy and equity in school finance as well as efficiency and productivity in the provision of educational programs for K-12 school children. Picus is past president of the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) and is the president of the board of EdSource, a California-based education research organization. Picus is the coauthor of School Finance: A Policy Perspective (5th edition) with Allan... More About Author

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