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The Economics of Education

A visit with Michael Podgursky, Professor of Economics

By Noelle Buhidar
Published: - Topics: Salary Schedule Teacher Labor Market economics education Labor Economist

An Economist’s Candy Shop

Topics: school data

Recently, school districts and states have started collecting large data sets about students and teachers. Podgursky compares this tremendous treasure-trove of data to a candy shop for economists. These longitudinal data systems are important, because by analyzing student growth and achievement he can also determine the productivity rates of individual teachers.