Education Finance and Policy

Amy Ellen Schwartz, Editor
Stephanie Cellini, Randall Reback, Andrew McEachin, and Katharine O. Strunk, Associate Editors


Note from the Editor

It is with great pleasure we announce two new Associate Editors to the Education Finance and Policy editorial team. At the same time, we acknowledge the invaluable contributions of Eric Brunner and Susanna Loeb, who leave the editorial team after their years of exemplary service.

Dr. Randall Reback is the Tow Professor of Economics at Barnard College. He is a faculty fellow at Columbia University’s Institute for Social Research and Policy, and is also affiliated with Teachers College’s Economics of Education program, Barnard’s urban studies program, and the Center for Economic Studies in Munich, Germany. He received his BA and MA from Stanford University, and his PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Dr. Andrew McEachin is a policy researcher in the economics, statistics, and sociology department at the RAND Corporation. He received his BA in history from Cornell University, and his MA in economics and PhD in education policy from the University of Southern California.


Ongoing public policy developments affecting educational institutions and systems present education policy makers, administrators, and researchers with new global challenges and opportunities. To aid in the deliberations, and help frame the intellectual discourse on education policy and practice, Education Finance and Policy promotes understanding of the means by which global resources can be justly generated and productively engaged to enhance human learning at all levels.

Topics explored in the journal include: school accountability; school choice; education standards; equity and adequacy in school finance; within- and across-school and district resource allocation; teacher compensation; training and labor markets; instructional policy; higher education productivity and finance; and special education.

The journal is published by the MIT Press for the Association for Education Finance and Policy. AEFP members will receive the journal as a benefit of membership in the organization.

About Education Finance and Policy

Education Finance and Policy, the official journal of the Association for Education Finance and Policy, is devoted to examining the policy implications, scholarly basis, and operational practices on which the financing of education institutions and systems is based. EFP draws from a range of fields, including economics, political science, public administration and policy, law, and education finance, to cover topics related to revenue generation and distribution, institutional productivity, social equity, linkages between finance and governance and the effects of competition and labor market dynamics in education.

American Institutes for Research financially supports the journal.

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