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Teachers College, Columbia University
Teachers College
Columbia University

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11/12/2007 ~ 11/13/2007 at  Cowin Center, Teachers College

Eric Hanushek

Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

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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 is an expert on educational policy, specializing in the economics and finance of schools. His on-going research examines the importance of teacher quality and the impacts of high stakes accountability and of class size reduction on student achievement. His publications include Courting Failure: How School Finance Lawsuits Exploit Judges'' Good Intentions and Harm Our Children and Making Schools Work: Improving Performance and Controlling Costs (1994) along with numerous journal articles. He has held academic appointments at the University of Rochester, Yale University, and the U.S. Air Force Academy, and has served as the Deputy Director of the Congressional Budget Office, Senior Staff Economist for the Council of Economic Advisers, and Senior Economist for the Cost of Living Council. He is a member of the National Academy of Education and an elected fellow of the International Academy of Education and of the Society of Labor Economists. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree. Hanushek completed his Ph.D. in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1965-1974.