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Hanushek, Eric A. (Eric Alan) 1943-

Overview
Works: 282 works in 1,167 publications in 1 language and 21,837 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Thesis advisor, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: LB2825, 379.1220973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eric A Hanushek
Making schools work : improving performance and controlling costs by Eric A Hanushek( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the culmination of extensive discussion among a panel of economists led by Eric A. Hanushek. The authors conclude that although the case for investment in education is in large measure an economic one - schooling improves productivity and earnings of individuals and promotes stronger economic growth - economic considerations have been entirely absent from the development of educational policies
Statistical methods for social scientists by Eric A Hanushek( Book )

29 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empirical analyses in the social sciences; Estimation with simple linear models; Least squares estimators: statistical properties and hypothesis testing; Ordinary least squares in practice; Multivariate estimation in Matrix form; Generalized leas squares; Models with discrete dependent variables; Introduction to multiequation models; Structural equations: simultaneous models; Estimating models with erroneous and unobserved variables; Statistical review; Matrix algebra
Schoolhouses, courthouses, and statehouses : solving the funding-achievement puzzle in America's public schools by Eric A Hanushek( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spurred by court rulings requiring states to increase public-school funding, the United States now spends more per student on k-12 education than almost any other country. Yet American students still achieve less than their foreign counterparts, their performance has been flat for decades, millions of them are failing, and poor and minority students remain far behind their more advantaged peers. In this book, Eric Hanushek and Alfred Lindseth trace the history of reform efforts and conclude that the principal focus of both courts and legislatures on ever-increasing funding has done little to improve student achievement. Instead, Hanushek and Lindseth propose a new approach: a performance-based system that directly links funding to success in raising student achievement. This system would empower and motivate educators to make better, more cost-effective decisions about how to run their schools, ultimately leading to improved student performance. Hanushek and Lindseth have been important participants in the school funding debate for three decades. Here, they draw on their experience, as well as the best available research and data, to show why improving schools will require overhauling the way financing, incentives, and accountability work in public education. (Contains 10 Tables.)
Modern political economy : old topics, new directions by Jeffrey S Banks( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving America's schools : the role of incentives by Eric A Hanushek( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving America's Schools also explores why, despite similar standards of living, France, the Netherlands, England, Scotland, and the United States produce different levels of education achievement
Handbook of the economics of education by Eric A Hanushek( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 4: What is the value of an education? Volume 4 combines recent data with new methodologies to examine this and related questions from diverse perspectives. School choice and school competition, educator incentives, the college premium, and other considerations help make sense of the investments and returns associated with education
Education and race; an analysis of the educational production process by Eric A Hanushek( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapter one of this study of the education of minorities in the United States delineates the past record of the educational system in equating the educational levels of whites and minorities. It also sets the background of the educational system in terms of the dynamics of urban areas and the financial problems faced by school systems. Within chapter two, the basic concepts of production relationships for education are described. Such input-output relationships provide a basic method for organizing what we know about the educational process. From a production function, it is possible to make decisions about educational policy. This chapter both describes the decision rules which administrators should use and presents a conceptual model of the educational process. Chapters three through five illustrate how data from the past operations of the school system can be used to gain insights into the educational process. Statistical models representing the educational process in elementary schools are developed. Chapter six looks into the question of school desegregation in some detail. The implications of racial and ethnic composition in earlier chapters are related to current discussions of the educational value of desegregation. Finally, an attempt is made in chapter seven to outline how such an analysis provides inputs to the educational decision maker. (Author/JM)
Educational performance of the poor : lessons from rural northeast Brazil by Ralph W Harbison( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An 8-year study of academic achievement, student performance, and education costs in rural northeastern Brazil investigated the presumption that students automatically perform better when more school resources are provided. Two main topics were examined: the success of edurural, an educational intervention project in rural Brazil sponsored by the World Bank; and the educational policies that could improve school performance and academic achievement within a fixed budget. Findings indicate that selectively investing in school resources improves educational performance, boosts promotion rates, and lowers grade repetition. The reduction in grade repetition saves enough in operating costs to offset the original investment in added resources. Other findings emphasize: (1) the fragility of the schools studies; (2) the educational value of school resources and school organization; and (3) the importance of highly skilled teachers for student achievement (and the impossibility of measuring the quality of specific teachers). Cost-saving guides are discussed that can be used by countries throughout the developing world to improve their educational policies. Eight chapters are divided into three sections on background, research findings, and significance. Appendices describe the tests used, their reliability, and results; list and describe statistics for variables used in analytic models; and present many statistical tables. Additional data tables are interspersed throughout the book. Contains 171 references and an index. (Ks)
Courting failure : how school finance lawsuits exploit judges' good intentions and harm our children by Eric A Hanushek( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An assessment from the Hoover Institution's Koret Task Force on K-12 Education."
Endangering prosperity : a global view of the American school by Eric A Hanushek( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Compares the performance of American schools with that of other countries against the background of an increasingly globalizing world, introducing new competition for talent, markets, capital, and opportunity, and shows mixed results for U.S. students and recommends areas where American schools and education should be improved"--
Improving information for social policy decisions : the uses of microsimulation modeling by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assessing policies for retirement income : needs for data, research, and models by Constance F Citro( Book )

10 editions published between 1900 and 1997 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The knowledge capital of nations : education and the economics of growth by Eric A Hanushek( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Eric Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann make a simple, central claim, developed with rigorous theoretical and empirical support: knowledge is the key to a country's development. Of course, every country acknowledges the importance of developing human capital, but Hanushek and Woessmann argue that message has become distorted, with politicians and researchers concentrating not on valued skills but on proxies for them. The common focus is on school attainment, although time in school provides a very misleading picture of how skills enter into development. Hanushek and Woessmann contend that the cognitive skills of the population -- which they term the "knowledge capital" of a nation -- are essential to long-run prosperity. Hanushek and Woessmann subject their hypotheses about the relationship between cognitive skills (as consistently measured by international student assessments) and economic growth to a series of tests, including alternate specifications, different subsets of countries, and econometric analysis of causal interpretations. They find that their main results are remarkably robust, and equally applicable to developing and developed countries. They demonstrate, for example, that the "Latin American growth puzzle" and the "East Asian miracle" can be explained by these regions' knowledge capital. Turning to the policy implications of their argument, they call for an education system that develops effective accountability, promotes choice and competition, and provides direct rewards for good performance
Assessing knowledge of retirement behavior by National Research Council Staff( Book )

10 editions published between 1900 and 1996 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together in one volume what researchers have learned about workers, employers, and retirees that is important for formulating retirement income policies. As the U.S. population ages, there is increasing uncertainty about the solvency of the Social Security and Medicare systems and the adequacy of private pensions to provide for people's retirement needs. The volume covers such critical behaviors as workers' decisions to retire, people's choices of saving over consumption, and employers' decisions about hiring older workers and providing pension and health care benefits. Also covered are trends in mortality, health status, and health care costs that are key to projecting the likely costs and effects of alternative retirement income security policies and a strategy for combining data and research knowledge into a policy modeling framework
School quality, achievement bias, and dropout behavior in Egypt by Eric A Hanushek( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Handbook of the economics of education by Eric A Hanushek( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With contributions from leading researchers, this handbook presents an accurate, self-contained survey of the current state of the economics of education. It summarises the most recent discussions in journals and elucidates new developments
Improving information for social policy decisions : the uses of microsimulation modeling by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving information for social policy decisions : the uses of microsimulation modeling by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review and recommendations by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technical papers the uses of microsimulation modeling by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Making schools work : improving performance and controlling costs
Alternative Names
Eric Hanushek Amerikaans econoom

Eric Hanushek amerikansk ekonom

Eric Hanushek amerikansk økonom

Eric Hanushek economist and educator

Eric Hanushek US-amerikanischer Ökonom

Hanushek, E. 1943-

Hanushek, E. A. 1943-

Hanushek, Eric 1943-

Hanushek, Eric A.

Hanushek, Eric A. 1943-

Hanushek, Eric Alan 1943-

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Statistical methods for social scientistsSchoolhouses, courthouses, and statehouses : solving the funding-achievement puzzle in America's public schoolsModern political economy : old topics, new directionsImproving America's schools : the role of incentivesHandbook of the economics of educationCourting failure : how school finance lawsuits exploit judges' good intentions and harm our childrenImproving information for social policy decisions : the uses of microsimulation modelingAssessing policies for retirement income : needs for data, research, and models