March 12 2009
3:30pm - 5:00pm,
Associate Professor of Education and, by courtesy, in the Graduate School of Business. Director, Institute for Research on Education Policy & Practice
Topic: “Separating Supply from Demand: Uncovering the Relationships Among Teacher Quality, School Character
Associate Professor of education at Stanford University, specializing in the economics of education and the relationship between schools and federal, state and local policies. She studies resource allocation, looking specifically at how teachers' preferences and teacher preparation policies affect the distribution of teaching quality across schools and how the structure of state finance systems affects the level and distribution of funds to districts. She also studies poverty policies including welfare reform and early-childhood education programs.