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National Perspectives on Local Issues Lecture Series

David Figlio on “The Consequences of Accountability and Choice for Urban Schools”



Rogers Chapel
Newcomb Campus
Tulane University

(Building 73 on the Tulane Map)


Reception to follow.

About the Speaker

David Figlio is the Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy, Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research, and Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, and Economics at Northwestern University. He conducts research on a wide range of educational and tax issues from school accountability and standards to welfare policy and policy design.

Professor Figlio is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the executive board of the National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research. He serves as the inaugural editor of the American Education Finance Association’s journal, Education Finance and Policy (MIT Press). He has been part of many national education task forces and panels, such as the National Research Council’s Panel on K-12 Science Assessment, and advised several U.S. states and foreign nations on the design, implementation, and evaluation of educational policies.

Professor Figlio’s work has been published in numerous leading journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, and Journal of Human Resources. Organizations supporting his research include the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Education, and Health and Human Services, as well as the Annie E. Casey and Spencer foundations, among others.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

For further information, please contact Meg Keenan at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 504-862-3236.

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