Education Finance and Policy


Stephanie Cellini, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration, George Washington University

Randall Reback, Department of Economics, Barnard College

Associate Editors

Sean Corcoran, Vanderbilt University, Peabody College

Rajeev Darolia, Martin School of Public Policy, University of Kentucky

Jason Grissom, Peabody College of Education and Human Development, Vanderbilt University

Nora Gordon, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University

Cassandra Hart, School of Education, University of California, Davis

Steven Hemelt, Department of Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Stephen L. Ross, Department of Economics, University of Connecticut

Editorial Board

Link to Full Editorial Board

About Education Finance and Policy

MIT Press publishes Education Finance and Policy, the official journal of the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP). Education Finance and Policy is currently co-hosted by the Barnard College Economics Department and the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration at The George Washington University. Education Finance and Policy (EFP) publishes policy-relevant research papers concerning education finance, policy, and practice. The journal draws from a range of fields—including economics, political science, public administration and policy, law, and education—covering topics that span from early childhood to graduate education in the U.S. and around the world. The journal publishes two types of articles: research papers and policy briefs.

Access to EFP

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Financial Support

Financial support for EFP is provided by AEFP, Barnard College, and The George Washington University.

Note from the Editors

We are honored to be the editors of Education Finance and Policy. We hope we can continue to build on EFP’s tradition of high-quality, policy-relevant research. The journal should remain a valuable resource for AEFP members as well as for researchers, policymakers, and practitioners across the education policy community.

We strive to publish articles that make substantial contributions to the scholarly literature while also offering clear policy implications or practical advice for administrators. We publish empirical articles across a wide range of methodological approaches. We value carefully-crafted research questions, rigorous analyses, clear contributions, acknowledgement of limitations, and evaluations that account for both the costs and benefits of policies and programs.

To maximize accessibility and impact, we offer authors of accepted research papers the opportunity to have a non-technical summary of their work publicly disseminated.

We are excited about this new chapter of EFP. We welcome your questions and suggestions at

~ Stephanie & Randall