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An Economic Theory of Academic Engagement Norms: the Struggle for Popularity and Normative Hegemony in Secondary School: EFAP Jerry Miner Lecture

426 Eggers Hall

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John Bishop, Dept. of HR Studies, ILR School, Cornell University, has published numerous articles on education reform, the impact of the quality of education on the productivity of individuals and nations, the impact of the hiring, training, and promotion policies of business on incentives for students to study and schools to set high standards, the determinants of and payoffs to employer training, and the effectiveness of institutions that match workers and jobs. Professor Bishop is also Executive Director of the Educational Excellence Alliance, a consortium of 300 high schools in 5 northeastern states that are studying ways to improve school climate and school engagement. His paper can be downloaded from This event is free and open to the SU community; no reservation is required. A reception follows the lecture. Sponsored by the Education Finance and Policy project (EFAP) and named in honor of Emeritus Professor of Economics Jerry Miner, an EFAP faculty associate who is widely known for his research in public finance in general and education finance in particular, and who may be the only person on earth who understands the New York State Education Aid formulas. For more information contact Kitty Nasto, 315-443-9442,

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