Lawrence Kenny


  • Business of education
  • District reform
  • School choice
  • Teacher compensation

Lawrence W. Kenny earned his doctorate from the University of Chicago and has taught at the University of Florida since 1975. He has written on a number of topics in the economics of education. This includes the effect of school and parental inputs on student test scores; school spending, school budget referenda, and spending limits; teacher incentives; teachers’ unions; the equity and efficiency of public schools and enrollment in private schools; school vouchers; economies of scale in schooling; the determinant of the number of school districts; impact of climate and the cost of living on teacher salaries; and the determinants of economists equaling salaries.