Eric A. Hanushek
The Paul and Jean Hanna senior fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, he has been instrumental in developing economic analysis of educational issues with his work frequently featuring in the design of national and international educational policy. His research spans such diverse areas as the impact of teacher quality, high stakes accountability, equity and efficiency in school finance, and class-size reduction along with the role of cognitive skills in international growth and development. He is chairman of the executive committee for the Texas Schools Project at the University of Texas – Dallas, research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), member of the National Academy of Education and the International Academy of Education. He is also area coordinator for education economics at the CESifo Research Network. He was recently appointed to the Equity and Excellence Commission of the U.S. Department of Education. He has published numerous widely-cited articles in professional journals. His most recent books include: Schoolhouses, Courthouses, and Statehouses: Solving the Funding-Achievement Puzzle in America’s Public Schools (with Alfred A. Lindseth), Princeton University Press (2009); Courting Failure: How School Finance Lawsuits Exploit Judges’ Good Intentions and Harm our Children, Stanford: Education Next Books (2006); Institutional Models in Education: Legal Framework and Methodological Aspects for a New Approach to the Problem of School Governance (with Enrico Gori, Daniele Vidoni and Charles Glenn), Wolf Legal Publishers (2006).