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Eric Hanushek

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Eric Hanushek

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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

Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, by courtesy at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Professor, by courtesy, of Education
Professor (By courtesy), Graduate School of Education
Senior Fellow (By courtesy), Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

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. (2019). Testing, Accountability, and the American Economy. ANNALS OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE, 683(1), 110–28.

Hanushek, E. A., Peterson, P. E., Talpey, L. M., & Woessmann, L. (2019). The Achievement Gap Fails to Close: Half Century of testing shows persistent divide between haves and have-nots. Education Next, 19(3).

Hanushek, E. A., Schwerdt, G., Wiederhold, S., & Woessmann, L. (2017). Coping with change: International differences in the returns to skills. ECONOMICS LETTERS, 153, 15–19.

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