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Teachers College, Columbia University
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Economics and Education

In the Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis

Faculty > Affiliated Program Faculty

Affiliated Program Faculty

Sam Abrams

Instructor, Economics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Email:  sa307@columbia.edu

Selected Publications:

Clive Belfield

Associate Professor of Economics, Queens College, City University of NY
Associate Director, National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education at Teachers College, Columbia University

Selected Publications:

  • "The Marketplace for Education," with H. Levin (National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education)
  • The Economics of Higher Education, with H. Levin (Edward Elgar Publishers)
  • "Human Capital Spillovers within the Workplace: Evidence for Great Britain," with H. Battu and P. Sloane (Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics).

Radhika Iyengar 

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Economics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

Director of Education, Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

E-mail:  iyengar@ei.columbia.edu

Selected Publications:

 

  • Iyengar, Radhika et al. (2014). The Use of Technology for Large-scale Education Planning and Decision-making. Information Technology for Development, July 2014.
  • Iyengar, Radhika.,Amoako, Emefa (2013). Meeting the MDGs through empowering local level agencies and strengthening government systems: A case from Nigeria, BAICE for the Thematic Forum, COMPARE.
  • Iyengar, Radhika (2012). Social Capital as a Determinant of School Participation. A Case Study of Jhabua District in India, COMPARE, Norwich, England.  
  • Iyengar, Radhika (2012). Forms of Social Capital in India: A Case Study of Jhabua District in India. Journal of Asian and African Studies, January 30, 2012.  
  • Iyengar, Radhika., & Bajaj, Monisha (2011). After the Smoke Clears: Towards Education for Sustainable Development in Bhopal, India. Comparative Education Review.     

Randall Reback

Associate Professor, Economics, Barnard College
Adjunct Professor, Economics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
E-mail: rreback@barnard.edu

Selected Publications:

  • "The Impact of College Course Offerings on the Supply of Academically Talented Public School Teachers." Journal of Econometrics, forthcoming.
  • "Under Pressure: Job Security, Resource Allocation, and Productivity in Schools under NCLB" (with Jonah Rockoff & Heather Schwartz),  forthcoming, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.
  • "Mobility, Housing Markets, and Schools: Estimating the Effects of Interdistrict Choice" (with Eric Brunner and Sung-woo Cho), Journal of Public Economics 96, August 2012.
  • "Fiscal Impacts of Charter Schools: Lessons for New York" (with Robert Bifulco), forthcoming, Education Finance and Policy.
  • "Schools' Mental Health Services and Young Children's Emotions, Behavior, and Learning," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 29(4), Autumn 2010.

Joydeep Roy

Adjunct Professor, Economics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
E-mail:  jr3137@columbia.edu

Selected Publications:

  • Impact of School Finance Reform on Resource Equalization and Academic Performance: Evidence from Michigan, Education Finance and Policy.
  • Using Administrative Data to Estimate Graduation Rates: Challenges, Proposed Solutions and their Pitfalls (with Lawrence Mishel), Education Policy Analysis Archives.
  • Rethinking high school graduation rates and trends, with Larry Mishel (Economic Policy Institute)
  • Teachers, Performance Pay, and Accountability: What Education Should Learn From Other Sectors, co-edited with Sean Corcoran (Economic Policy Institute)
  • Redesigning Teacher Pay: A System for the Next Generation of Educators, co-edited with Sean Corcoran (Economic Policy Institute)

Amrit Thapa

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Economics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Email:  at2425@tc.columbia.edu

  • Thapa, A. (2013). Does Private School Competition Improve Public School Performance: The Case of Nepal. International Journal of Education Development, 33(4), 358-366.
  • Thapa, A., Cohen, J., Guffey, S., & Higgins-D’Alessandro, A. (2013). A Review of School Climate Research. Review of Educational Research, 83 (3), 357-385.
  • Thapa, A. (2013). A Case Study on Worker’s Perceptions of Psychological Capital on their Earnings. International Journal of Applied Behavioral Economics, 2(3), 27-42.
  • Thapa, A. (2012). Public and Private school performance in Nepal: An Analysis using SLC examination. Education Economics. doi:10.1080/09645292.2012.738809