Eric A. Hanushek

Eric A. Hanushek
Eric A. Hanushek
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution of Stanford University

Research Interest

His research centers on the economic analysis of educational issues with special emphasis on the determinants of student achievement. Specific analyses include the importance of teacher quality, the impacts of high stakes accountability, and the value of class size reduction. Recent work has also focused on the economic value, both to individuals and to nations, of cognitive skills.


--Chairman, Executive Committee, Texas Schools Project at the University of Texas at Dallas
--Research associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
--Member, Koret Task Force on K-12 Education.
--Chair, Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences.


The Education of Negroes and Whites (M.I.T., 1968)


"The Failure of Input-based Schooling Policies," Economic Journal 113, February 2003, pp. F64-F98.

"Teachers, Schools, and Academic Achievement," (with Steven G. Rivkin and John F. Kain) Econometrica 73(2), March 2005, pp. 417-458

"The Role of Cognitive Skills in Economic Development" (with Ludger Woessmann), Journal of Economic Literature 46(3), September 2008, pp. 607-668.

Contact Information

Hoover Institution
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6010
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