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Carnoy, Martin

Martin Carnoy
Martin Carnoy
Academic Title 
Other Titles 

Vida Jacks Professor of Education

Contact Information
Program Affiliations 
SHIPS (PhD): Economics of Education
SHIPS (PhD): Educational Policy
SHIPS (PhD): Organization Studies
SHIPS (PhD): International Comparative Education
Research Interests 
Applied Econometrics
Economics of Education
International Comparative Education
Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE)

Researching econometric models of quality of education in Latin America and Southern Africa. Studying changes in university financing and the quality of engineering and science tertiary education in China, India, and Russia.

Dr. Carnoy is a labor economist with a special interest in the political economy of the educational system. He specializes in comparative analysis.

"Education for the information age needs to develop workers who have high order problem-solving skills and who can help organi[z]e more learning. This suggests profound change in the curriculum of schools and in job training program[s]."

- from "The Changing World of Work in the Information Age"

  • PhD (Economics), University of Chicago, 1964
  • MA (Economics), University of Chicago, 1961
  • BS (Electrical Engineering), California Institute of Technology, 1960

Since 1969:

Assistant Professor of Education and Economics (1968-1971)

Associate Professor of Education and Economics (1971-1977)

Professor of Education and Economics (1977 - )

Research Associate in Economics, Foreign Policy Division, The Brookings Institute (1964-1968)

Consultant to World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO, IEA, OECD, UNICEF, International Labour Office.

  • Economics of Education in a Global Environment (Ed 306A)
  • Research Workshop for the Qualifying Paper(Ed 410)
  • Proseminar (Ed 325A)
  • Resource Allocation (Ed 222)

Faded Dreams (1994)

Globalization and Educational Reform What Planners Need to Know (2000)

Sustaining Flexibility: Work, Family, and Community in the Information Age (2001)

All Else Equal: Are Private and Public Schools Different? (2002)

The New Accountability: High Schools and High Stakes Tests (2003)

The Charter School Dust-Up (2005)

Cuba’s Academic Advantage (2007)

Vouchers and Public School Performance (2007)

Chair, Social Studies & Educational Practice Committee, Stanford School of Education (1995 -2000; 2005-2009)

Board of Directors, Comparative and International Educational Society (1998 - 2001) Vice-President, CIES, 2004-2005; President, 2005-2006

American Educational Research Association Grants Board Committee (1998- )

American Educational Research Association Book Award Committee (1997 - 1999)

Member, National Academy of Education; member International Academy of Education.