Henry Levin


  • Business of education
  • School choice

Henry M. Levin is the William Heard Kilpatrick professor of economics and education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is director of the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, a non-partisan entity, and co-director of the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies in Education. He is also the David Jacks professor of higher education and economics emeritus at Stanford University. From 1986 to 2000 Levin served as the director of the Accelerated Schools Project, a national school reform initiative for accelerating the education of at-risk youngsters encompassing about 1,000 schools in 41 states. Levin has held Fulbright professorships in Barcelona and Mexico and is on the guest faculty at Peking University and an honorary professor at Beijing Normal University. Levin is an award-winning specialist in the economics of education and human resources and has published 20 books and about 300 articles on these and related subjects. At present he is doing research on educational reform, educational vouchers, cost-effectiveness analysis, educational privatization, and benefit-cost studies in education.