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Research Interests for Helen F. Ladd

Research Interests: Education policy, state and local public finance, intergovernmental fiscal relations

Much of my current research focuses on education policy. As an applied policy-ioriented economist I address isues related to school finance, accountability, school choice, and teacher labor markets, in both the U.S. and selected other countries. My most recent (co-authored with Edward Fiske) book is on South Africa and is called "Elusive Equity: Education Reform in Post-Apartheid South Africa" (Brookings Institution Press, 2004).

Achievement, Adolescent, Child, Community colleges, Education, education , education finance, Educational Measurement, Educational Status, Emigrants and Immigrants, Emigration and Immigration, Hispanic Americans, Mathematics, North Carolina, racial achievement gaps, Reading, school choice
Areas of Interest:

School finance
state and local public finance
school choice
teacher labor markets
racial disparities in education

Representative Publications   (search)
  1. Ladd, HF, Education and Poverty: Confronting the Evidence, Presidential address to the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, vol. 31 no. 2 (2012), pp. 203-227, ISSN 0276-8739 [DukeSpace], [doi[abs]
  2. Ladd, HF; Fiske, EB, Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy, Education Finance and Policy, vol. 3 no. 1 (January, 2008), pp. 149-150, MIT Press - Journals, ISSN 1557-3060 (Official handbook of the American Education Finance Association..) [doi]
  3. Clotfelter, CT; Ladd, HF; Vigdor, JL, Teacher Mobility, school Segregation, and Pay-Based policies to level the playing field, Summer issue, Education Finance and Policy, vol. 6 no. 3 (June, 2011), pp. 399-438, MIT Press - Journals, ISSN 1557-3060 [doi[abs]
  4. H.F. Ladd, Charles T. Clotfelter, Jacob Vigdor, Teacher Credentials and Student Achievement in High School: A Cross Subject Analysis with Fixed Effects, Journal of Human Resources (2010) (45 (3), 655-681.) [655.full.pdf+html]
  5. Bifulco, R; Ladd, HF, School choice, racial segregation, and test-score gaps: Evidence from North Carolina's charter school program, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, vol. 26 no. 1 (Winter, 2007), pp. 31-56, WILEY, ISSN 0276-8739 [doi[abs]

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