New Report: Economic Perspective on Urban Education

Posted by on July 4, 2003

A new report from the Brookings Institute

An Economic Perspective on Urban Education
by William G. Gale, Meghan McNally, and Janet Rothenberg Pack
June 2003

Participants in the annual symposium on The Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs?convened by Brookings and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School?present research on issues unique to urban areas as well as on broader economic and policy topics that can apply to urban settings. This year’s participants focused on urban education and presented findings on the results of an experiment designed to detect cheating on standardized tests, the impact of school reform in an urban setting, the effect of school quality on housing values, and the determinants of improved academic performance. Two other studies addressed other urban economic issues: the increase in economic inequality across and within geographic regions, and local variation in land use regulations. This year’s Brookings-Wharton symposium took place at Brookings in October 2002. The resulting bound volume is due out this month from the Brookings Institution Press.

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