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Jerry Miner

Jerry Miner

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315 Maxwell Hall

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By appointment

Jerry Miner

Professor Emeritus, Economics Department

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1958


Jerry Miner is an emeritus professor of economics and a senior research associate in the Center for Policy Research. Miner continues to focus his research on primary and secondary education, particularly school finance and school efficiency, and on issues concerning economic damages resulting from wrongful acts.

Miner received a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1958. 

Areas of Expertise

Public economics, human resources economics, school finance

Research Interests

Efficiency of local schools, distribution of state aid to local schools   

Selected Publications

Selected Papers

"Empirical Evaluation of Bureaucratic Models of Inefficiency." William Duncombe and John Ruggiero, Public Choice, Vol. 93 (1997), pp. 151-158.  

"On the Measurement and Causes of Technical Inefficiency in Local Public Service: With an Application to Public Education." William Duncombe and John Ruggiero, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Vol. 5, No. 4 (October 1995), pp. 403-428.

"Potential Cost Savings from School district Consolidation." William Duncombe and John Ruggiero, Economics of Education Review, Vol. 14, No. 3 (1995), pp. 265-284.