Eric Hanushek
Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow


  • Accountability
  • School finance and spending
  • School reform
  • Teacher quality
  • Value-added

Eric Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna senior fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He has been a leader in the development of economic analysis of educational issues. He has authored numerous, highly cited studies on the effects of class size reduction, high stakes accountability, value-added assessments of teacher quality, and other education related topics. His pioneering analysis measuring teacher quality through the growth in student achievement forms the basis for current research in the value-added of teachers and schools. Most recently, Hanushek shows that the quality of education is closely related to national economic growth. He has authored or edited 20 books along with over 200 articles. His is a distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and completed his doctorate in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.