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Eric A. Hanushek

Eric A. Hanushek is Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow and at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. Hanushek and Woessmann are coauthors (with Paul E. Peterson) of Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of the American School.

Titles by This Author

Education and the Economics of Growth

In this book Eric Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann make a simple, central claim, developed with rigorous theoretical and empirical support: knowledge is the key to a country’s development. Of course, every country acknowledges the importance of developing human capital, but Hanushek and Woessmann argue that message has become distorted, with politicians and researchers concentrating not on valued skills but on proxies for them. The common focus is on school attainment, although time in school provides a very misleading picture of how skills enter into development.