- "What Freakonomics did in raising our collective economic literacy, this book does for the economics of schooling." -Kate Walsh, President, National Council on Teacher Quality
Tag Archives: Joshua Angrist
Welcome to the Profit of Education website. Continuing the conversation begun in the book Profit of Education, we discuss the latest economic evidence on education reform.
“Explaining charter school effectiveness” is the title of newly published work by Angrist, Pathak, and Walters. The general evidence on charter schools is that on average they’re neither better nor worse than other public schools. What A., P., & W. … Continue reading
Evaluating the performance of a school can be a tough proposition because motivated parents may be more likely to send their kids to a school with a good reputation, so results reflect getting easy-to-teach kids rather than what the school … Continue reading
In his state of the union address, President Obama suggested that all states raise the minimum school leaving age to 18. Education is a good thing, but it’s hard for an economist not to be suspicious that those students who … Continue reading
In what’s been described as “dueling papers,” two competing sets of researchers measured the extra boost students get from attending an elite “exam school” such as Bronx High School of Science or Boston Latin. Atila Abdulkadiroglu, Joshua D. Angrist, and … Continue reading