Eric Hanushek is Professor of Economics and of Public Policy and Director of the W. Allen Wallis Institute of Political Economy at the University of Rochester. He joined the University of Rochester in 1978 and has previously been Director of its Public Policy Analysis Program and Chairman of the Department of Economics. From 1983 through 1985, he was Deputy Director of the Congressional Budget Office.
His research involves applied public finance and public policy analysis with special emphasis on education issues. His publications include Improving America's Schools, Modern Political Economy, Making Schools Work, Educational Performance of the Poor, and Education and Race along with other books and numerous articles in professional journals.
Born in Lakewood, Ohio, in 1943, he was a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1965. In 1968, he completed his Ph.D. in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He had prior academic appointments
at the U.S. Air Force Academy (1968-1973) and Yale University (1975-1978).
He was president of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
in 1988-89. In 1997, he was selected to be a member of the International
Academy of Education.
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