Eric Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He is chairman of the Executive Committee for the Texas Schools Project at the University of Texas at Dallas, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education. He is a commissioner on the Equity and Excellence Commission of the U.S. Department of Education and the past chair of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences. Government service includes having been Deputy Director of the U.S. Congressional Budget Office.
He has been a leader in the development of economic analysis of educational issues. His most recent book, Schoolhouses, Courthouses, and Statehouses, describes how improved school finance policies can be used to meet our achievement goals. His article with Ludger Woessmann, “The Role of Cognitive Skills in Economic Development,” Journal of Economic Literature 46(3) (September 2008) considers the economic implications of high achievement. "The failure of input-based schooling policies." Economic Journal 113, no. 485 (February 2003), describes the relationship of resource policies and student performance.
Read his article, Education for Education...or for Skills?