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Eric Hanushek

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Eric Hanushek

Courtesy Professor


Eric Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He has been a leader in the development of economic analysis of educational issues. His widely-cited research spans many policy-related education topics. His latest book, The Knowledge Capital of Nations: Education and the Economics of Growth, identifies the close link between the skills of the people and the economic growth of the nation. He has authored or edited 24 books along with over 250 articles. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and completed his Ph.D. in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (

Other Titles

Hoover Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Professor (By courtesy), Graduate School of Education
Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)

Research Interests

Achievement | Economics and Education | Educational Policy | International and Comparative Education | Poverty and Inequality | Race and Ethnicity | School Choice | School Reform | Teachers and Teaching

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Recent Publications

Hanushek, E. A., Light, J. D., Peterson, P. E., Talpey, L. M., & Woessmann, L. (2022). Long-run Trends in the US SES-Achievement Gap. EDUCATION FINANCE AND POLICY, 17(4), 608–640.

Hanushek, E. A., Kinne, L., Lergetporer, P., & Woessmann, L. (2021). Patience, Risk-Taking, and Human Capital Investment Across Countries. ECONOMIC JOURNAL.

Hanushek, E. A. (2021). Addressing cross-national generalizability in educational impact evaluation. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, 80.

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