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Maxwell Policy Research Symposium

The Department of Economics and the Center for Policy Research of The Maxwell School of Syracuse University have instituted an annual Policy Research Symposium concentrating on a specific area in economics.  

Conference on State Aid to Education

April 5 and 6, 2002

Education Finance and Accountability Program
Center for Policy Research 
The Maxwell School 
Syracuse University

Helping Children Left Behind: State Aid and the Pursuit of educational Equity

Edited by John Yinger

EFAP's conference on state aid to education was held on April 5 and 6, 2002, at Syracuse University. The presentations were excellent, the discussion was lively, and a good time was had by all. Papers were presented by Anna Lukemeyer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, David Figlio, University of Florida , Thomas Nechyba, Duke University, William Duncombe, Syracuse University and Jocelyn Johnston, University of Kansas, Ann Flanagan and Sheila Murray, The Rand Corporation, Jennifer Imazeki, San Diego State University, and Andrew Reschovsky, University of Wisconsin, Julie Cullen, University of Michigan, and Susanna Loeb, Stanford University, and Thomas Downes, Tufts University.   Although Tom Nechyba was unable to attend the conference, the participants were able to watch Tom present his model thanks to a presentation of his, recorded on an earlier date, that was available via the internet. Julie Cullen and Susanna Loeb also were unable to attend, but they presented their paper and participated in the conference discussion through a video link to the University of Michigan. These papers were discussed by Robert Schwab, University of Maryland, Katharine Bradbury, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Robert Inman, University of Pennsylvania, Dave Sjoquist, Georgia State University, Leanna Stiefel, New York University, Timothy Gronberg, Texas A&M University, Therese McCarty, Union College, Robert Strauss, Carnegie-Mellon University.  Also in attendance were John Yinger, director of EFAP, Robert Bifulco, Duke University, Karen Kaplan, New York City Partnership, Sherryln Bilger, Union College, Charles Szuberla, Coordinator, New York State Department of Education, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Director Cornell Higher Education Research Institute, Brandon L. Gordon, Midstate School Finance Consortium, Mary Lovely, Syracuse University, Larry Schroeder, Syracuse University, Michael Wasylenko, Syracuse University, Stacy Dickert-Conlin, Syracuse University, Alex Stricker, Fannie Mae, Molly Hunter, Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Kathleen Fazio, N.Y. State Comptroller's office.

For more information contact John Yinger, Trustee Professor of Public Administration and Economics, Syracuse University, and director of the Education Finance and Accountability Program.  Phone: (315) 443-9062; e-mail:  Center for Policy Research, Eggers Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY  13244.